NAVIO® Robotics-Assisted Total Knee Replacement in Daly City
Total Knee Replacement with Your Unique Anatomy in Mind.
Seton Medical Center is the first and only facility in the Bay Area offering NAVIO robotics-assisted total knee replacement as part of a limited market release program.
Rather than a radiation-intensive CT-scan, the NAVIO system uses a bone surface mapping technique to collect information about your knee. This information is used to generate a 3D model, which your surgeon will use to virtually position the metal and plastic implant components that will replace your damaged knee. This is done prior to bone resurfacing so the surgeon can be sure the plan is right for you.
Once your surgeon virtually determines the correct implant size and positioning, a handheld robotics-assisted tool (the NAVIO handpiece) is used to accurately position bone removal cut guides. These cut guides enable the surgeon to use a surgical saw to remove your damaged knee bone, making room for the implant. The extra layer of precision provided by the NAVIO system is designed to enable accurate cut guide placement. To complete the procedure, the implant components are positioned and the surgeon receives computer confirmation that your surgery was performed according to the plan.
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