Knee pain is a daily reality that has millions of Americans standing on the sidelines of their own life. While there are many conservative treatment options that should be explored first, knee replacement procedures are very successful in improving quality of life for individuals who suffer from chronic knee pain.
Technological advancements are paving the way for patients to have knee replacement surgery in an outpatient setting. Patients are able to go home on the same day as surgery. This allows them to get back into their normal daily routine faster and aids in the overall recovery process, making this type of surgery a more sensible option for a younger demographic than ever before.
Capital Ortho’s surgery center is proud to be the first freestanding surgical facility in the state of Mississippi to successfully perform a partial knee replacement utilizing robotic technology. Jeff Bedford, CEO at Capital Ortho said, “The unique NAVIO robotic system works in conjunction with our surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve the accurate positioning of the knee replacement components based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel, and potential life span of the knee implant.”
Dr. Jeff Kennedy, joint replacement specialist, said, “With any knee arthroplasty surgery, final placement of the implant is critical to providing both the function and longevity that today’s patients expect. With the NAVIO robotic system I’m able to see real-time data throughout the surgery that is designed to help place each implant in the optimal location based on each patient’s unique anatomy.”
With no pre-operative CT-scan required, NAVIO patients receive the benefits of robotic assistance without additional time spent for pre-operative procedures. Instead, the surgeon collects anatomical data during the procedure to build a 3D model of the patient’s knee. This information helps the surgeon place the implant and balance the knee’s ligaments for optimal alignment and a well-balanced knee.
“Adding modern tools like robotic assistance to knee arthroplasty adds a new level of consistency that was likely not possible before”, said Dr. Mike Dulske, M.D. “I believe this technology will only further enhance our ability to achieve great patient outcomes.”
You may be a candidate for partial knee replacement if you experience the following:
• Knee pain on the inner knee during activity
• Start-up knee pain or stiffness caused by activities initiated from a seated position
• Knee pain is limiting activity on more days than not
• No longer finding relief from non-surgical treatment options
To ask more questions about NAVIO robotic technology or if you think you may be a candidate for partial knee replacement, contact Kate Smith, RN at 601-326-0379 or visit capitalortho.com for more details.