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If you’re considering a total knee replacement or if you’ve been living in pain and postponing surgery because your knee isn’t “that far gone” yet, there’s a new procedure you should know about. We are the first hospital in America to use the NavioPFS™ Orthopedic Surgical System for unicompartmental (partial) knee replacements.
Unicompartmental knee replacement is an option for some patients with osteoarthritis that’s confined to a single part (compartment) of the knee. In a unicompartmental knee replacement, only the damaged tissues are replaced with metal and plastic. Healthy cartilage, bone and ligaments are spared.
Historically, partial knee replacements have been problematic for surgeons because they require precise angle calculations and nearly super-human surgical accuracy. With so many variables in play, the outcomes have also been inconsistent for patients. NavioPFS™ by Blue Belt Technologies uses 3D computer modeling to plot complicated angles and give the surgeon millimeter-level accuracy to ensure a perfect fit between synthetic joint and natural tissue. Your benefits may include:
Also, because the bone, cartilage, and ligaments in the healthy parts of the knee are kept, most patients report that a partial knee replacement feels more "natural" than a total knee replacement and that it bends better.
In order to be a candidate for this procedure, your arthritis must be limited to one compartment of your knee. Patients with inflammatory arthritis, significant knee stiffness, or ligament damage may not be ideal candidates. Our surgeons will help you determine if this procedure is suited for you. To request more information, please fill out the form below.