West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic installs robotic assisted surgery system: 3 details


Jackson-based West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic implemented Smith & Nephew's Navio robotic knee replacement system, according to WBBJ Eyewitness News.

Here are three things to know:

1. The clinic began using the robotic assisted surgery system this past summer, making it the first free-standing surgery center in Tennessee to implement the technology.

2. The Navio system is designed to assist with accuracy during knee surgery. West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic orthopedic surgeon, Jason Hutchinson, MD, said the technology also decreases patient blood loss and swelling.

3. The clinic completed 700 joint replacements last year, many of which were knee replacements.

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