New CT-Free Robotic Surgery Now Offered in San Diego

Nov 10, 2015, 15:00 ET from Paradise Valley Hospital

NATIONAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradise Valley Hospital now offers CT-free robotic partial knee replacement surgery for San Diegans. The robotic-assisted surgical system helps surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement utilizing the most advanced technologies available.

Blue Belt Technologies Navio™ Surgical System technology uses an advanced CT-free, intra-operative registration, planning and navigation platform to assist the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans. The Navio robotic-controlled hand piece assists the surgeon in preparing the bone with the precision of robotics in a hand-held, freehand sculpting technique.

"The patient receives the benefits of robotic guidance without additional time spent for pre-operative procedures," said Dr. David Fabi, who will use the robotic-assisted device for a first partial knee replacement this month. "By using motion sensors placed around and on the knee during surgery to capture movement and the bone structure, the technology then feeds the information to a nearby computer for mapping. By using this kinematic reconstruction and anatomic landmarks, the knee ligaments can be better balanced for a more natural-feeling knee."

For osteoarthritis sufferers, the procedure is less invasive and results in a quicker recovery.

"The Blue Belt Technologies Navio surgical system will expand the options for San Diegans seeking partial knee replacement and several Paradise Valley Hospital orthopedic surgeons are being trained on the technology to meet the growing demand and interest in this advanced technology," added Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital administrator.


SOURCE Paradise Valley Hospital