Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery at Specialist Hospital


The Specialist Hospital, Bangalore is proud to be the first private hospital in the State to offer robotic orthopaedic procedures for patients requiring a partial and total knee replacement or total hip replacement, by making use Navio Systems @ Specialist.

Before the surgery, you will have a CT scan which generates a 3D virtual model of the area to be operated on. This model is used to create a unique surgical plan based on your anatomy and will indicate the optimal size and placement of your implants, which is vital for correct biomechanical reconstruction. During the operation the robotic system guides the surgeon based on the personalized pre-operative plan and prevents them from moving outside of pre-defined boundaries; however, the surgeon can alter the plan intraoperatively as necessary based on real-time information. The guidance provided by the system means that the surgeon is able to remove the diseased bone while preserving the surrounding healthy bone and tissue.

The robotic system allows for much more accurate placement of your implants compared to traditional methods, meaning that you will have a more natural feeling knee post-partial knee replacement and smaller differences in leg lengths after a total hip replacement.

The benefits of using the robot include a smaller incision, fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery times; restoring your confidence in your mobility and helping you to return to your active lifestyle within weeks. Additionally, the lifetime of implants is dictated by the accuracy of placement, with more accurately positioned implants lasting longer. Therefore, replacement surgeries performed using the robot are likely to last longer and so result in greater patient satisfaction .

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery at Specialist Hospital
Robotic Orthopedic Surgery at Specialist Hospital

Knee Procedures Performed through Robotic Assisted Surgery @ Specialist Hospital

Partial Knee Replacement

The Specialist Hospital provides robotic assistance in partial knee replacement for patients living with knee pain caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. A Navio procedure differs from other robotic-assisted techniques because of its unique CT-free principles and handheld instrumentation.

How can Robotic Surgery help?

Navio aids the surgeon through accurate and precise robotic assistance. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the bone is replaced with an implant that spares healthy bone and returns functionality to the knee.

Navio aids the surgeon through accurate and precise robotic assistance. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the bone is replaced with an implant that spares healthy bone and returns functionality to the knee.

  • Less pain
  • Quicker rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions
  • More natural knee kinematics
  • ACL and PCL preservation
  • Less bone loss

What can Navio mean for you?

  • Accurately placed implants
  • No CT radiation exposure
  • Customized surgical plans unique to your anatomy
Robotic Orthopedic Surgery at Specialist Hospital

What is osteoarthritis?

Millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating pain of osteoarthritis (OA) each day. As one of the leading causes of disability, OA is a degenerative joint disease that results in wearing and eventual loss of cartilage. Those suffering from OA often experience quality of life issues, loss of mobility, stiffness and swelling, and joint pain through activity.

How does a Navio surgery work @ Specialist Hospital ?

The surgeon @ Specialist Hospital uses advanced image-free navigation to create a virtual reconstruction of the patient’s knee anatomy, ligament tension, and kinematic motion. This information is used to tailor the position of the implant to the patient’s femur and tibia shape, taking into account the patient’s unique cartilage wear, condylar shape, and soft-tissue balance. The surgeon then uses Navio’s robotic-assisted handpiece to sculpt damaged bone away from remaining healthy bone. The handpiece enforces bone resection within the surgeon defined plan, ensuring final placement of the implant is accurately positioned as intended.