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OrthoNeuro Orthopedic Surgeon Performs First Robot-Assisted Total Knee Replacement in Ohio

New Albany Surgery Center Performs the First Robotics-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Using the NAVIO Surgical System in Ohio

First Robot Assisted TKR in Ohio

Dr. Mark Gittins of OrthoNeuro performed the first robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty in the state of Ohio using the NAVIO Surgical System. The surgical milestone occurred on August 23rd at the New Albany Surgery Center and represents one of the first CT-free robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty procedures using the NAVIO Surgical System in the world.

“The NAVIO system provided me with robotic assistance for precise and efficient implant placement,” said Dr. Gittins. “I was delighted to see how seamlessly it integrated into our standard workflow.”

Unlike other robotics-assisted platforms, the NAVIO system does not require a pre-operative CT-scan. Instead, the surgeon collects patient-specific data during the procedure to build a 3D model of the patient’s knee. This is used to plan the surgery. To perform the procedure, a handheld robotics-assisted tool (the NAVIO handpiece) is used to position NAVIO-specific cut guides exactly as intended, based on the patient-specific data previously collected. This extra layer of precision and accuracy is designed to enable optimal implant placement for better patient outcomes.

Dr. Gittins added, “The introduction of robotic assistance should have knee replacement candidates feeling very confident about the future of knee surgery. I believe this technology has great promise and will eventually be used in many orthopedic surgical procedures.”

Smith & Nephew, the manufacturer of the system, is committed to developing other robotics-assisted surgical applications for the system. In the United States, the NAVIO system has been used in unicondylar knee arthroplasty since December 2012, and patellofemoral arthroplasty since July 2014.

To learn more about NAVIO robotics-assisted surgery at New Albany Surgery Center contact:  Carla Evans, RN, CASC at 614-775-1616.

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Individual results may vary. The NAVIO system is not for everyone. Children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint, and morbidly obese patients should not undergo a NAVIO procedure. Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult your physician for details to determine if NAVIO robotics-assisted procedure is right for you.

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