Paradise Valley Hospital is excited to now be offering CT-free robotic-assisted
surgery. This system is specifically for partial knee replacement surgery,
helping improve precision, accuracy and clinical outcomes for patients.
Orthopedists at Paradise Valley Hospital will now be able to use this
advanced technology to achieve optimal placement.
The Blue Belt Technologies Navio™ Surgical System is designed to
not just enhance and simplify the surgical procedure, but improve outcomes
and a patient’s life following the completion of the surgery. By
using a CT-free, intra-operative platform, a surgeon is able to plan and
navigate the robotic system through the procedure to address each patient’s
Surgeons utilize a robotic-controlled hand piece to assist with preparing
the bone for removal and replacement. The freehand sculpting technique
is enhanced by the robotic assistance, leading to ultimate precision.
Dr. David Fabi of Paradise Valley Hospital is excited about the new technology,
commenting, “The patient receives the benefits of robotic-guidance
without additional time spent for pre-operative procedures.”
The robotic-assisted device uses motion sensors that are placed on and
near the knee area during the procedure to capture bone structure. This
information is then mapped out on a nearby computer. The technology ensures
that knee ligaments are balanced effectively, creating a replacement that
feels much more natural.
“Partial knee replacement is becoming a popular alternative to total
knee replacement for eligible patients,” says Dr. Fabi. “Patients
who qualify for a partial joint replacement tend to experience less pain
right after surgery, have a quicker recovery, and have a shorter hospital
EXCITING ADVANCES FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS
For those that battle osteoarthritis, this new surgical system will be
extremely promising. Using the robotic-assisted technology, the surgical
procedure to treat this condition becomes much less invasive, resulting
in a faster recovery for most patients.
Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital administrator, believes the new
technology will help expand the options for San Diegans in need of partial
knee replacement. “Several of our skilled orthopedic surgeons are
already undergoing additional training on the technology to ensure we
can meet the growing demand that has resulted from this new technology,” he says.
Only two hospitals in San Diego offer this innovative, advanced technology
for partial knee replacement.
Paradise Valley Hospital always strives to remain on the leading-edge of
surgical procedures and medical technology. We are proud to offer our
community treatment through the Blue Belt Technologies Navio™ Surgical System.