Not All Knee Surgeons Are Trained Alike

If you're one of the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis1, discover how knee replacement by a knee doctor using NAVIO robotic assistance may help you return to the activities you love.

Know Your Knee Replacement Surgery Options

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures in modern medicine. In fact, some 600,000 people a year choose knee replacement surgery to help relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis.2

NAVIO robotics-assisted knee replacement is a breakthrough technology designed to deliver a more accurately positioned implant based on the unique anatomy of your knee. Make an appointment to learn more about the NAVIO Surgical System and to find out if knee replacement using NAVIO is right for you.

How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement Using The NAVIO System?

Although each patient must consult with a knee surgeon individually, typical knee replacement candidates share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain in the knee during activities
  • Knee pain is limiting activities on more days than not
  • Initial knee pain or stiffness caused by activities from a seated position
  • No longer finding relief from non-surgical treatment options

Learn More About Your Knee Replacement Options

You want your knee replacement to work right and feel right, for a long time to come. NAVIO robotics-assisted technology helps your surgeon accurately match your knee implant to your individual anatomy.

  • NAVIO uses breakthrough robotics-assisted technology to help adapt the procedure to the shape and motion of your anatomy
  • The NAVIO Surgical System works with several different knee implants, so your knee surgeon can choose the best solution for you
  • Accurate placement is a crucial factor in how long your implant lasts3
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arthritis-Related Statistics, Prevalence of Specific Types of Arthritis, http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm, accessed 8/10/16
  2. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website, accessed March 7, 2017: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389
  3. Sharkey PF, HozackWJ, Rothman, RH, ShastriS, Jacoby SM. Why Are Total Knee Arthroplasties Failing Today? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2002;404:7-13.

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Ken Urish MD, PhD

Ken Urish MD PhD is a fellowship trained Adult Reconstructive and Arthroplasty Orthopedic Surgeon. He completed his fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. As an Associate Medical Director at the Magee Bone and Joint Center, his practice focuses on primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has extensive experience with minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery, and managing complications from failed or painful hip and knee replacements.