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.1, 2a

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.3 Over 90% who undergo the procedure experience a dramatic reduction in knee pain and a significant improvement in their ability to perform common activities.3

What is NAVIO robotics-assisted 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 partial knee replacement mean for you?

Studies (1, 2, 3) show that robotics-assisted partial knee replacement has a number of benefits for the patient:

•Consistent results

•Accurately placed implants

•Customised planning

•No CT-scan required

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 does my age, lifestyle and overall health affect my treatment options?

•What are the risks associated with surgery?

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.