Waratah Private Hospital leads the way in cutting edge medical technology with the innovative NAVIO Surgical System, the first of its kind in New South Wales.
A hand-held robotic surgical device, the NAVIO assists your orthopaedic surgeon with pinpoint accuracy and real-time imaging during knee operations – its scope includes partial and total knee reconstructions.
The NAVIO’s impressive capabilities include the ability to map the patient’s knee in real-time as a 3D model, allowing virtual placement of the implant to predict postoperative joint laxity.
During surgery, the advanced computer program relays precise patient-centric information to the hand-piece. Removing the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee can be done while assessing the patient’s anatomy on a real-time screen.
The improved joint’s laxity can also be assessed before the surgery is complete by moving the leg through flexion/extension, confirming successful alignment and placement.
The NAVIO mitigates the challenges of traditional methods of knee surgery, and simplifies the surgical process without the extra steps required with existing robotic-assisted technology, such as CT scans, cutting blocks and guides. As a portable device, it eliminates bulky, fixed electronic arms.
The NAVIO is considered a sterile device that avoids the risk of infection to patients. It uses an implant with a seven-year track record of successful clinical outcomes recorded by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR). Some robotic systems currently in use require new specifically designed implants, which can increase risk of complications for patients.
The NAVIO’s advanced computer program relays precise information about your knee to a robotic handpiece used by your skilled surgeon during the operation. It’s a four-step process:
As a patient, you may benefit from:
– shorter surgery times
– less pain
– a more rapid recovery
The NAVIO mitigates the challenges of traditional methods of knee surgery, and simplifies the surgical process without the extra steps required with existing robotic-assisted technology. For instance, you don’t need a CT scan – the device maps your knee in real-time.
As one of the main culprits of knee pain, there is no easy cure for osteoarthritis. In it’s advanced stages, with increased pain, surgery may be your best option. Discuss a partial or total knee replacement with your doctor.
The NAVIO Surgical System increases the scope orthopaedic surgeries that can be performed at Waratah Private Hospital. Surgeries now include:
– Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
– Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA)
Surgeons accredited to use the NAVIO Surgical System for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) include:
– Prof Warwick Bruce
– Dr Horng Lii Oh
If you are interested in the NAVIO Surgical System, and whether it is suitable for you, consult with your GP today.