Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the launch of its NAVIO handheld robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) application. This expands the NAVIO platform to total knees, which comprise 80% of all knee replacement surgeries globally. The TKA application supports Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY II, LEGION Primary and GENESIS II [...]
The NAVIO system is an advancement in the way orthopedic surgeons perform partial and total knee replacement. Every NAVIO procedure has an individualized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The system works in conjunction with the surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve precise positioning of components during surgery. This level of accuracy can help improve [...]
Millions of people suffer from osteoarthritis, which occurs when there is a breakdown in the cushioning cartilage between joints, such as the knee. When this cartilage wears down, bones begin to rub against each other causing pain, swelling, stiffness and damage to other parts of the knee3. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, [...]
"I was very happy that I seemed to progress through it great and I think a big part of it is the robotic-assisted surgery," said Baker.