Smith & Nephew Launches NAVIO for Total Knee
Smith & Nephew announced the launch of the NAVIO handheld robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) application. This expands the NAVIO platform from partial knee replacement, where it has been in use since 2014, to total knees. The press release notes that TKAs comprise 80% of all knee replacement surgeries globally.
The company describes the benefits associated with the use of the NAVIO system, including the platform’s ability to help surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation, all of which contribute to patient satisfaction. Further, the NAVIO is portable, handheld, easy to set up and allows patients to avoid a pre-operative CT for surgical planning. The new NAVIO TKA application supports Smith & Nephew’s JOURNEY II, LEGION Primary and GENESIS II Total Knee Systems.
Smith & Nephew acquired Blue Belt Technologies, developer of the NAVIO technology, from HealthpointCapital for $275 million in 2015.
Posted July 07, 2017