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AAOS: Smith & Nephew Previews NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Total Knee Application

By PR Newswire | March 15, 2017

Presentation at AAOS is ahead of full market release in Q2 2017.

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announced the upcoming full market release of its NAVIO hand-held robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system. Smith & Nephew will be hosting live hands-on demonstrations for surgeons at the 2017 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego, Calif., March 15-17 (booth # 5133).
 
The NAVIO Surgical System total knee application is expected to enter full market release in the second quarter of 2017, 510(k) pending, with Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY II, LEGION and GENESIS II Total Knee Systems.
 
The NAVIO robotic-assisted total knee application is designed to deliver consistent and accurate results through the utilization of a surgeon controlled robotics-assisted hand piece, coupled with NAVIO specific cut guides. This unique combination yields an intuitive and efficient workflow for the entire surgical team. In addition, the versatile NAVIO planning software enables precise implant alignment and ligament balance, without the need for a pre-operative CT scan. Eliminating the dependency on pre-operative imaging allows the surgeon to seamlessly plan for either a unicompartmental or total knee procedure at the time of surgery.
 
"I have experience with several robotic systems and my experience with the NAVIO Surgical System has been phenomenal. Both NAVIO UKA and TKA applications allow me freedom as a surgeon, unlike other robotic options, because it is imageless. I can easily plan and correct for significant deformities and retained hardware with confidence. I love the direct interface with the system itself, putting me back in control.
 
Additionally, the cost of the system including the capital investment, lack of advanced imaging and its portability make it affordable for both hospitals and ASCs" said Jimmy Chow, M.D, Director of Orthopaedics: Hip & Joint, Phoenix St. Luke's Medical Center.
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