Columbus, December 24, 2017: Dr. Mark Gittins, OrthoNeuro Orthopedic Surgeon completed the first robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement procedure in Ohio. This surgical milestone occurred on November 28, 2017 at the New Albany Surgery Center and represents one of the first CT-free robotics-assisted bi-cruciate total knee arthroplasty procedures using the NAVIO Surgical System in the world.

The NAVIO robotics-assisted surgical system aids in implanting the JOURNEY™ II XR (bi-cruciate retaining total knee system) which is one of the only total knee designs allowing retention of the ACL, and is designed to improve patient satisfaction. (1)

“Having used robotics-assisted technology for partial knee arthroplasty before, it was easy to understand how the same benefits could translate to total knee arthroplasty,” said Dr. Gittins. “I’m excited for the future of this technology and what it means for my patients.”

According to Dr. Mark Gittins, unlike other total knee implants that remove the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL/PCL), the JOURNEY II XR knee implant uses a U-shaped tibial base plate that allows these ligaments to remain in place after surgery. The JOURNEY II XR implant also features an anatomic design that helps to reproduce the original internal shapes and forces of a natural knee as it goes through its full range of motion.

The NAVIO is a next generation handheld robotics platform designed to aid surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation – key factors that can drive implant survivorship. (2,3) The small footprint of NAVIO allows for set up and portability. Furthermore, the NAVIO robotics-assisted system does not require a preoperative image, such as a CT scan. This allows patients to receive the benefits of robotics-assistance without the extra steps, costs, and radiation associated with additional preoperative imaging. (4)

(1) Moro-Oka, Taka-Aki, Marc Muenchinger, Jean Pierre Canciani, and Scott A. Banks.“Comparing in Vivo Kinematics of Anterior Cruciate-retaining and Posterior Cruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 15.1 (200&): 93:99. Web.
(2) Sharkey, P., et al. “Why Are Total Knee Arthroplasties Failing Today?” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2002 Nov;404:7-13.
(3) Siddique, N., Ahmad, Z. “Revision of Unicondylar to Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review” The Open Orthopaedics Journal 2012;6; (Suppl 2: M2) 268-275
(4) Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence. Technology Guide: Orthopedic Surgical Robotics. 2014.25. Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Page last Modified: 04/18/2016 5:08 PM.

OrthoNeuro is a multidisciplinary center of board-certified physicians specializing in orthopedic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. With offices in Westerville, New Albany, Grandview, Pickerington, and Dublin, OrthoNeuro is committed to providing patients throughout Greater Central Ohio with convenient access to an exceptional patient care. For more information about OrthoNeuro visit www.orthoneuro.comor call 614-890-6555.

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