Total Knee Replacement 2017-05-04T10:35:25+00:00

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.

Watch this video to see how the NAVIO system is used to perform a robotics-assisted total knee replacement.

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.

Computer assistance for planning

The NAVIO technique collects your unique bone structure so the surgeon can tailor the procedure to you.

Traditional implant guides
Computer assistance

The NAVIO system uses robotic and computer assistance to place cut guides, adding an extra layer of precision and accuracy to the procedure.

Cut guide accurately positioned
Diseased bone removed
Implant placed accurately in final position

An illustration showing accurate cut guide placement , bone with the disease removed, and bone with the implant in final position.

Please Note:

As with any surgical procedure there are risks involved with partial knee replacement which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood clots. Your physician may prescribe medication to help prevent blood clots
  • Infection. Antibiotics may be given before the surgery and continued afterward to help prevent infection
  • Injury to nerves or vessels. While rare, nerve and blood vessel damage may occur during the procedure10
  • Other risks. Individual patient risks should be discussed with your surgeon
  • Consult with your physician for details to determine if a NAVIO robotics assisted procedure is right for you
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    2. Collier, Matthew, et al., “Patient, Implant, and Alignment Factors Associated With Revision of Medial Compartment Unicondylar Arthroplasty.”, Jour of Arthro, Vol 21 No 6, Suppl. 2, 2006.
    3. Hernigou, Ph, Deschamps, G., “Alignment Influences Wear in the Knee After Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.”, Clin Orthop Relat Res., Volume 423, June 2004, pp 161-165
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