The Navio is a robotic-assisted, CT-free navigation handheld robotics system and bone-cutting tool that aids operating surgeons in bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions, according to the company.
“The ZUK is a clinically successful implant, and now for the first time we’re able to pair it with the advantages of robotics-assisted technology. Navio’s intraoperative planning software allows me to virtually place and adjust the implant with great precision. The surgical plan is executed with the aid of a robotic handpiece that removes the targeted bone. For the patient this means results are reproducible and extremely accurate,” operating surgeon Dr. Michael Miranda said in a press release.
The Navio system works with 8 different knee systems, Minneapolis, Minn.-based Blue Belt Technologies said.
Orthopedic giant Smith & Nephew signed an agreement with Blue Belt last year to integrate its Journey Uni partial knee implant with Blue Belt’s robotic surgical navigation systems.