UK-based firm Smith and Nephew has expanded the portfolio of its NAVIO handheld robotics-assisted surgery system to include the application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
The latest application is designed to support the firm’s existing JOURNEY II, LEGION Primary, and GENESIS II total knee systems.
The NAVIO surgical system is developed to help with implant alignment, ligament balancing, and bone preparation for enhanced patient satisfaction.
The TKA application enables optimal and efficient workflow with cut guides that are particularly aimed at handheld robotics-assisted surgery.
Smith and Nephew US Commercial president Glenn Warner said: “The NAVIO partial knee replacement application has been commercially available since 2014, including UKA and PFJ options, and has developed a strong surgeon following.
“The full market release of the TKA application provides a robotics-assisted solution for one of the largest markets in orthopaedics. Smith and Nephew is committed to continued expansion and growth of the NAVIO robotics-assisted platform."
The system eliminates the need for a preoperative image such as a CT scan, while its small footprint facilitates easy set up and portability.
The non-requirement of a preoperative image is expected to enable robotics-assistance without the additional steps, costs and radiation that are usually associated with preoperative imaging.
It is said to simultaneously improve accuracy, efficiency and functional outcomes for the patient.
Smith and Nephew operates in more than 100 countries across the orthopaedic reconstruction, advanced wound management, sports medicine, as well as trauma and extremities segments.
Image: NAVIO robotics-assisted surgery system. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto/ Smith and Nephew.