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Navio® Surgical System for Partial Knee Replacement

Navio HandpieceDo you suffer from knee pain? Does shooting pain, swelling, or stiffness keep you from doing the activities you love? Unfortunately, osteoarthritis of the knee affects thousands of individuals (of all ages) in the greater Phoenix area. With the Navio Surgical System – a new robotic-assisted surgical technology – relief is possible.

Improving upon traditional approaches to partial knee replacement (PKR), Navio features customized surgical plans, accurate robotic-assisted implant placement, and consistent results. Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is proud to be the first physician’s office in the Southwest and the first physician’s office in Arizona to offer Navio, the latest robotic technology for partial knee replacement. 

How does the Navio Surgical System work?

One benefit of choosing Navio is that there is no special preparation or post-operative recovery protocol. The procedure is done without a CT-scan. For patients, the CT-free approach means less time spent in the doctor’s office and lower costs.

Is Navio right for me?

To have a health care professional at Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine contact you about Navio partial knee replacement submit your response to this brief questionnaire. It takes less than 60 seconds to complete!

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What are the benefits of Navio?

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

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

Beyond the benefits of partial knee replacement, 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. Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is the first physician’s office in the Southwest to offer this state-of-the-art robot-assisted procedure to patients.

  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 Orthopedic 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


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