The NAVIO™ system is not for everyone. Children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint and morbidly obese patients should not undergo a NAVIO procedure. Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. This information, including postoperative care, is provided for educational purposes only. Smith & Nephew does not provide medical advice. In no event shall Smith & Nephew be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use the expressed views. Consult your physician for details to determine if a NAVIO robotics assisted procedure is right for you.
The NAVIO system is intended to assist the surgeon in providing software-defined spatial boundaries for orientation and reference information to anatomical structures during orthopedic procedures. The NAVIO system is indicated for use in surgical knee procedures, in which the use of stereotactic surgery may be appropriate, and where reference to rigid anatomical bony structures can be determined. These procedures include unicondylar knee replacement (UKR), patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA), and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The NAVIO system is indicated for use with cemented implants only.
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