Smith & Nephew unveils 1st robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement — 5 insights

Written by Megan Wood | November 13, 2017 | Print  |

Smith & Nephew reported the first successful robotic-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement procedures with the NAVIO system.

Here are five insights:


1. Smith & Nephew offers NAVIO, the world's first and only commercially available robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining knee procedure.


2. The NAVIO robotics-assisted system helps surgeons implant the JOURNEY II XR.


3. A total knee design, the JOURNEY II XR permits ACL retention.


4. Vivek Neginhal, MD, of Huntington, W.Va.; David Rovinsky, MD, of Lihue, Hawaii; and David Fabi, MD, of San Diego, performed the first procedures with this NAVIO system.


5. The surgeons praised NAVIO's ability to accurately place tibial implants.


"We are proud to be the only company to offer the unique combination of NAVIO robotics-assistance and the JOURNEY II XR Knee System," said Mike Donoghue, senior vice president of global marketing, orthopedics, at Smith & Nephew.


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