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NAVIO™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery | Press Release


First Baptist Medical Center becomes the first hospital in Dallas to offer CT-free, robotic-assisted surgery for total and partial knee replacement.

November 21, 2016 (Dallas, TX) – First Baptist Medical Center today announced the addition of a NAVIO™ robotic-assisted surgery system designed to help surgeons perform accurate and precise total and partial knee replacement surgery.

The NAVIO system includes an advanced computer program that builds a 3D map of the patient’s knee and then relays precise, real-time information to the robotics-assisted handheld tool that is used by the surgeon during surgery. By collecting this type of patient-specific information, the surgeon is able to establish spatial boundaries for the handpiece as it removes the damaged surfaces of the knee, assists with balancing of the ligaments of the joint and helps position the implant with accuracy and precision.

[i] Also, unlike other systems that require patients to undergo a pre-operative CT-scan, the NAVIO system from Smith & Nephew is entirely CT-free.

Partial knee replacement is a potential alternative to total knee replacement for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that is generally limited to one compartment of the knee. The procedure removes and replaces the damaged portion of the knee with an implant, sparing the cruciate ligaments that are vital to knee stability, and preserving healthy bone and cartilage. In contrast to total knee replacement, partial knee replacement offers patients:

  • Less pain[ii]
  • A more normal feeling kneeii
  • Smaller incisions[iii]

Results may not represent typical surgical outcomes. Every surgery and each patient undergoing knee replacement represents unique sets of circumstances and, therefore, results will vary.

Read more about NAVIO™ robotic-assisted surgery.

To learn more about who may benefit from a NAVIO knee surgical procedure, please call First Baptist Medical Center: Main Phone: 469-329-3700 or Toll-free 844-909-FBMC (3262).

The NAVIO™ system is not for everyone. Always consult with your surgeon before determining the best treatment option for you. 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 provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be nor should it be construed as medical advice.

About First Baptist Medical Center

First Baptist Medical Center (FBMC) is a new, state-of-the-art surgical specialty hospital with centers for advanced and minimally invasive surgery covering bariatric, spine, knee, plastic and orthopedic surgery, and treatment for pain management. FBMC in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is dedicated to treating patients with warmth, kindness, and compassion in the care they receive, and providing excellence in the advanced, highly specialized treatments and surgeries they perform.

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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[i] Lonner, et al. “High Degree of Accuracy of a Novel Image-free Handheld Robot for Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty in a Cadaveric Study.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Advanced online publication. DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3764-x5 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014).

[ii] Hall et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview With Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171.

[iii] Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7.

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