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Partial Knee Replacement with Navio Surgical System

Swelling and pain in the knee can significantly limit your daily movements and your ability to participate in the activities you love. Whether the pain is sharp and shooting or a dull ache, you may find relief through the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ – now offering Navio®, an innovative new surgical system for partial knee replacement. For many patients, this revolutionary, fully customizable procedure offers knee pain relief in a fraction of the recovery time and for a fraction of the cost of a total knee replacement.

St. Luke’s Medical Center has partnered with the Hedley Orthopaedic Institute (in Phoenix) to offer this robotic-assisted technology as an alternative to traditional knee pain therapies. If you are considering consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon regarding a knee replacement or resurfacing procedure in the Phoenix area, contact the physician referral line at the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center by calling 1-877-351-WELL.

How is the Navio System Different?

One of the features of the Navio system is that there are no special pre-operative tests required, such as a CT-scan. There is no post-surgery recovery protocol either. This reduces radiation exposure, as well as time and cost burdens on the patient.

During the Navio procedure, the physician creates a virtual map of your knee and registers your unique kinematics to position the implant accurately. The placement of the implant is personalized based on your particular bone structure, wear pattern on your cartilage, and the shape of the joint. The surgeon then uses the robotic Navio handpiece to precisely remove the damaged portion of the bone by sculpting and reshaping it, which readies the knee for the placement of the implant.

Is Navio Right for Me?

Call 1-877-351-WELL to have a health care professional with the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center refer you to a physician that provides the Navio partial knee replacement.

What are the Benefits of Navio?

As a partial knee replacement procedure, Navio may offer a number of benefits compared to a total knee replacement, including:

  • Less pain1
  • Quicker rehabilitation and recovery2,3
  • Lower risk of complications3
  • Smaller incisions4
  • More natural knee kinematics5

In addition to the benefits shared by many partial knee replacement procedures,Navio goes a few steps further. With Navio…

  • There is no need for a pre-operative CT-scan, saving patients time and money
  • Results are consistent6
  • Implants are placed accurately6
  • A customized surgical plan is developed for each patient.

Navio is one of the latest and most advanced surgical technologies for partial knee replacement. Our partners, Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, are the first physician’s office in the Southwest to offer this state-of-the-art robotic-assisted procedure to patients.

Learn More About Navio Partial Knee Replacement in Phoenix

If you have consulted or are considering meeting with an orthopaedic surgeon regarding a knee replacement or resurfacing procedure in the Phoenix area, contact the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center by calling 1-877-351-WELL.

  1. Phase I Final Report (Part C): Effects of Advanced Medical Technologies – Musculoskeletal Diseases. Medical Technology Assessment Working Group: Assessing the Impact of Medical Technology Innovations on Human Capital. Duke University Center for Demographic Studies, Prepared for the Institute for Medical Technology Innovation, January 31, 2006.
  2. Hall et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview With Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171.
  3. Brown,NM, et al., “Total Knee Arthroplasty Has Higher Postoperative Morbidity Than Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis,” The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2012.
  4. Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopaedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7
  5. Heyse, TJ, et al, Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Aug;22(8):1902-10. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2752-0. Epub 2013 Nov 9.
  6. Lonner, J. “High Degree of Accuracy of a Novel Image-free Handheld Robot for Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty in a Cadaveric Study” clinical orthopaedics and related research. DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3764-x s

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