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NAVIO Surgical System

NAVIO Surgical System

What is NAVIO Surgical System?

NAVIO Surgical system is a state-of-the-art robotics-assisted technology allowing your Orthopedic Surgeon to plan in advance a tailor-made procedure based on the patient’s unique anatomy. It also eliminates the necessity of CT Scan which is often time consuming and a radiation-intensive investigation. The robotic system works in conjunction with your surgeon’s skilled hands to attain precise positioning of implants.

Why is NAVIO Surgical System used?

NAVIO Surgical System uses the advanced robotics-assisted technology that relays precise information about your knee to a hand-held robotic piece for performing total and partial knee replacement.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure will be conducted under anaesthesia. Your surgeon will make an incision along the front of your knee, just to the side of the knee cap, to access the damaged area and will inspect the knee. With the help of NAVIO Surgical system, your surgeon collects the anatomical data and generates a 3D virtual model of your knee, which is further used for planning the surgery. Thus, proper implant placement and knee balance are first achieved virtually, crucial for a successful surgery.

When the surgical plan is finalised, the robotics-assisted handpiece is used by your surgeon to remove the damaged surfaces of your knee, balance your joint, and position the implant with greater precision. The incision site is cleaned and closed.

How long will it take?

Generally, knee replacement surgeries take around 60 to 90 minutes. However, with the NAVIO Surgical system’s virtual planning and smaller incision the duration of surgery is significantly reduced.

What happens after the procedure?

Each patient’s postoperative care will vary depending upon the severity of injury and other factors. Early movement of your operative knee with assistance will be encouraged, depending upon your condition. Generally, after surgery, patients are allowed to walk with the assistance of a cane, crutches or walker. A physical therapist will prescribe exercises to help you restore your knee strength and function, and to increase range of motion. It is common for your knee to experience swelling, stiffness and tightness. However, you can always discuss your concern with your treating doctor. Based on your recovery, discharge will be planned and follow-up visits will be scheduled.

Apollo expertise in the procedure

Apollo Hospitals is known to offer the latest and most advanced options for Orthopedic procedures and surgeries in India. Our Orthopedic Surgeons are highly skilled and have performed innumerable bone and joint replacement surgeries. Robotic-Guided technology in Orthopedics has allowed our doctors to perform many types of surgeries with more precision, through tiny incisions.

Any info on which Apollo Hospitals it is available

The new NAVIO Surgical System is available in Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.

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How do I prepare myself for the surgery?

Your doctor will prescribe detailed evaluations and based on the reports, surgery will be decided. In case you are taking any medications, inform your doctor prior. Considering your recovery process at home, we suggest that you move items and furniture in your house so that they are easier to access while your mobility is limited. This will also avoid any accidental fall due to limited movement.

What are the benefits of using NAVIO Surgical System?

  • Customised planning for surgery.
  • No CT Scan required.
  • Smaller surgical incision.
  • Less pain due to less cutting of tissue.
  • Near to natural knee motion.
  • Accurate placement of implant.
  • Reduced hospital stay.
  • Quicker rehabilitation and recovery.

Do I need rehabilitation following surgery?

The success of your surgery will mostly depend on how well you follow your surgeon’s instructions and rehabilitation process. The recovery process depends upon various factors such as knee pain, flexibility, strength and balance. Follow up visit will be scheduled to check your knee’s condition and progress.

After surgery, how quickly can I return to my daily routine?

Your treating doctor will let you know when it is appropriate to return to different activities. It depends upon how quickly you recover, which is dependent on factors such as knee pain, flexibility, strength and balance.

UPDATED ON 15/11/2023

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