New York orthopedic center to introduce robot for total knee replacements

Written by Alan Condon | October 29, 2019 | Print  |

The Center for Orthopedic Care at Oswego (N.Y.) Health Orthopedics is unveiling its robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty on Nov. 5, reports NNY 360.

Three things to know:

1. The facility is incorporating Smith & Nephew's Navio surgical system into its outpatient surgery center.

2. Navio features hand-held robotics and enables surgeons to create 3D images of a patient's knee.

3. The 3D imaging allows surgeons to gather patient-specific information, establish spatial boundaries for instruments and increase accuracy when removing damaged surfaces of the knee.

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