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MEDICLINIC CITY HOSPITAL

ROBOTIC KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
 
Knee pain makes a big difference in your life. So can knee replacement with
NAVIO robotic assistance.

Surgeons at Mediclinic City Hospital, in the Middle East’s first ever robotic
orthopaedic surgery, can now help you get back in action with the NAVIO
Surgical System, offering accurate and precise partial and total knee
Replacement.
 
What causes knee pain?

Millions of people suffer from osteoarthritis, which occurs when there is a
breakdown in the cushioning cartilage between joints, such as the knee. When
this cartilage wears down, bones begin to rub against each other causing pain,
swelling, stiffness and damage to other parts of the knee.
 
What can be done about it?

While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are multiple treatment options to
manage pain and potentially delay the progression of the disease. Your doctor
may prescribe exercises, weight loss or medication. If osteoarthritis progresses to
an advanced stage and is causing severe pain, surgery may be the best option.
Instead of masking the pain or accommodating limited mobility, partial knee replacement - where the surgeon replaces only the diseased part of the knee - is a solution that can benefit sufferers of early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Total knee replacement - where the surgeon replaces the entire
knee joint – is a more common procedure generally reserved for advanced
osteoarthritis affecting multiple compartments of the knee. Ask your doctor if a
partial or total knee replacement is right for you. With either option today, there
is advanced technology that can help your surgeon perform the procedure with
a high level of accuracy and precision.
 
What is NAVIO robotics-assisted partial knee replacement?

The NAVIO system is an advancement in the way orthopaedic surgeons perform
knee replacement. The system works in conjunction with the surgeon’s
skilled hands to achieve the precise positioning of the knee implant based on
each patient’s unique anatomy. This added level of accuracy can help improve
the function, feel and potential longevity of the partial knee implant.

How does the NAVIO system achieve these results?

The NAVIO system provides robotic assistance through an advanced computer
programme that relays precise information about your knee to a robotics-assisted
handpiece used by the surgeon during the procedure. By collecting
patient-specific information, boundaries are established for the robotics-assisted
handpiece so the surgeon can remove the damaged surfaces of your knee,
balance your joint, and position the implant with great precision.

What can NAVIO robotics-assisted knee replacement mean for you?

Studies show that robotics-assisted knee replacement has a number
of benefits for the patient:

  • Consistent results
  • Accurately placed implants
  • Customised planning
  • No CT-scan required

Why partial knee replacement?

Partial knee replacement offers several benefits over total knee replacement,
such as less pain, a more normal feeling knee, smaller incisions, and quicker
rehabilitation.

Why total knee replacement?

Total knee replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of
medicine according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Over
90% of those who undergo the procedure experience a dramatic reduction in knee pain
and a significant improvement in their ability to perform common activities.

What’s my next step?

Ask your surgeon:

  • Is my knee pain caused by osteoarthritis?
  • Is NAVIO robotics-assisted partial knee replacement right for me?
  • How do my age, lifestyle and overall health affect my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with surgery?

Visit www.RediscoverYourGo.com to learn more.

Who is not eligible for partial knee replacement using the NAVIO system?

The NAVIO system is not for everyone. Children, pregnant women, patients who
have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee
joint, and morbidly obese patients should not undergo a NAVIO◊ procedure.
Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee
functions. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your
original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as
loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need
for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such
as types of activities and weight. This information is for educational purposes
only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult your physician for details to
determine if Navio robotics-assisted procedure is right for you.



 

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