Mather Offers High-Precision, Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
Mather Hospital now offers a high-precision, robotic-assisted partial knee replacement procedure as an alternative to total knee replacement for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that is generally limited to one portion of the knee.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that results in wearing and eventual loss of cartilage. The partial knee procedure removes the damaged portion of the knee and replaces it with an implant, sparing ligaments that are vital for knee stability and preserving healthy bone and cartilage.
Mather uses Navio, a high-precision, robotics-assisted partial knee replacement system. Patients may experience less pain, lower risk of complications and quicker rehabilitation than those who have a total knee replacement. The procedure may also involve smaller incisions than with a total knee replacement.
Navio provides robotic assistance though an advanced computer program that relays precise information about the knee to a hand-held robotic tool that assists the surgeon during the procedure. The tool aids the surgeon in removing damaged surfaces, balancing the knee joint and positioning the implant with great precision.
For more information on the Navio partial knee procedure contact Maryann Goodman, RN, Orthopedic Coordinator, at 631-476-2838.