Silver Lake Medical Center acquires Navio robotic knee surgery system: 5 key notes

Written by Laura Dyrda | November 16, 2015 | Print  |

Silver Lake Medical Center in Los Angeles purchased the Navio robotic surgical system for orthopedic procedures and completed the first partial knee replacement with the technology.

The Navio robotic system from Blue Belt Technologies is available in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers around the country. Here are five things to know:


1. The Navio system is a CT-free intraoperative registration, planning and navigation platform for surgeons to build patient-specific surgical plans.


2. The robotic-controlled handpiece can assist the surgeon in bone preparations with the precise hand-held, freehand sculpting technique.


3. The system integrates easily into knee-replacement workflows and can shorten the time for preoperative procedures. The surgeon registers the patient during the procedure using kinematic reconstruction and anatomic landmarks to balance the knee ligaments for a more natural feel.


4. Silver Lake Medical Center physicians plan to use the technology for several partial knee replacement procedures this year.


5. Silver Lake Medical Center is a 212 bed hospital with medical surgical services as well as behavioral health and psychiatric services on its campuses.


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