CRMC One of Only Two Facilities in State to Offer CT-Free Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

Cookeville Regional is proud to announce the addition of a NAVIO™ orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate total and partial knee replacement surgeries using the JOURNEY™ UNI knee from global medical device maker Smith & Nephew.

This technology for knee replacements uses a CT-free intra-operative registration, planning and navigation platform to assist the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans. NAVIO robotics assists the surgeon in preparing the bone with the precision of robotics in a freehand sculpting technique.

With no pre-operative CT-scan required, NAVIO patients receive the benefits of robotic assistance without additional time spent for pre-operative procedures. Instead, the surgeon collects anatomical data during the procedure to build a 3-D model of the patient’s knee. This information helps the surgeon place the implant and balance the knee’s ligaments for optimal alignment and a well-balanced knee.

“With any total knee arthroplasty surgery, final placement of the implant is critical to providing both the function and longevity that today’s patients expect,” said Dr. Greg Roberts, an orthopedic surgeon at Cookeville Regional and Tier 1 Orthopedics. “With the NAVIO system, I’m able to see real-time data throughout the surgery that is designed to help place each implant in the optimal location based on each patient’s unique anatomy.”

Smith & Nephew, the manufacturer of the system, is committed to developing other robotics-assisted surgical applications for the system. In the United States, the NAVIO system has been used in unicondylar knee arthroplasty since December 2012, and patellofemoral arthroplasty since July 2014.

To learn more about who may benefit from a NAVIO knee surgical procedure, call Cookeville Regional at (931) 526-9518.