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What is Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR?

Navio robotic TKR is a new surgical technique developed by Smith & Nephew which uses robotics to perform total knee replacement through a small incision. With Navio robotic technology, implant sizing and proper positioning of the implant is performed by your surgeon without a pre-operative CT scan and without placement of rods in your thigh bone.

Are you the Right Candidate for Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR?

You may be a candidate for Navio Robotic TKR if you have:

Contraindications for Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR

Navio Robotic TKR is not performed in:

Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR Procedure

The surgical technique is performed as follows:

Recovery after Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR Procedure

You surgeon will give you specific instructions regarding the use of pain medication, care of the surgical dressing, the need for physical therapy, and when you can return to routine activities. You must not perform highly intense activities for several weeks otherwise implant failure may occur which is characterized by implant loosening and breakage. You can expect to return to normal activities within 1-1/2 months and resume driving in 2-3 weeks if you are not on any narcotic pain medications.

What are the Benefits of Navio Robotic TKR?

The various benefits of Navio Robotic TKR include:

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