Orthopedic surgeons, Nicholas Aberle, II, M.D., John Vani, M.D., and Timothy
Monahan, M.D., are now using robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty
at Providence Medical Center, using the NAVIO Surgical System.
The innovative technology involves CT-free robotics-assisted total knee
seminar about the new procedure featuring Dr. Vani will be held
January 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Providence Doctors, Building, East Tower-Suite
560. Individuals may register for the free event by calling 913-596-3940. (Registration required.)
“With any total knee arthroplasty surgery, final placement of the
implant is critical to providing both the function and longevity that
today’s patients expect,” said Dr. Vani said “With the
NAVIO system I’m able to see real-time data throughout the surgery
that is designed to help place each implant in the optimal location based
on each patient’s unique anatomy.”
“Adding modern tools like robotic assistance to total knee arthroplasty
adds a new level of consistency that was likely not possible before”,
added Dr. Aberle.. “I believe this technology will only further
enhance our ability to achieve great patient outcomes.”
Dr. Monahan, said, “Total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common
procedures performed in the United States. “ He added, “New
technology like robotic assistance aims to ensure each patient receives
proper implant placement, important to great outcomes.”
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. Vani 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 visit
www.mywyco-ortho.com or call 913-596-3940.