Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics

5 Things to Know About the NAVIO Surgical System

People are starting to ask more and more questions about the NAVIO Surgical System, which uses advanced robotics technology to aid in partial and full knee replacement surgery. Find out the five most important things to know about this revolutionary method for knee replacement surgery.

1: NAVIO enhances your doctor’s ability in surgery

NAVIO allows doctors to perform knee replacement surgery with more precision than ever before, providing real time updates during surgery and letting the doctor control instruments with incredible accuracy. This makes implant placement in the knee 100% optimized, leading to shorter surgery times and faster healing as well as the best possible range of motion after recovery. 

2: NAVIO reduces radiography requirements in advance of surgery

Since NAVIO can scan the knee constantly during surgery, the typical routine of taking multiple scans and images of the knee before surgery is now a skippable step – your doctor gets the real time information directly from the NAVIO system instead. This can reduce extra time spent and painful effort due to having additional scans in the days leading up to surgery.

3: NAVIO cuts down on revisionary procedures needed after initial knee replacement

Approximately 56% of total knee replacement patients require revisionary surgery within two years, due to issues with fixation of the implant, instability, or misalignment. With NAVIO, these risks are minimized, since the system works to assure the best possible customization of the knee replacement procedure, with parameters for bone removal and implant placement precisely defined.

4: Dr. Strasburger was the first surgeon in Lincoln to train with and offer NAVIO

Dr. Scott Strasburger was the very first orthopaedic surgeon in Lincoln trained on this groundbreaking technology, and remains one of only a handful in the state of Nebraska qualified to perform NAVIO robotics assisted surgery for knee replacement patients.  

5: You can learn more about NAVIO from Dr. Strasburger in person on October 10th

Dr. Strasburger will be delivering an hour long seminar with a Q&A session at Syracuse Area Health to educate potential knee replacement patients and their families on the advantages of the NAVIO surgical system. You can RSVP to save a seat at the function, which also includes a light meal. 

Ask Dr. Strasburger if NAVIO could be right for your own knee replacement surgery — your next surgical procedure could be truly futuristic.




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Individual results may vary.

Not all patients are candidates for the NAVIO Surgical System. Discuss your condition and implant options with your surgeon. Individual results of joint replacement vary. Implants are intended to relieve knee pain and improve function, but may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Patients should not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless their surgeon tells them that the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if a surgeon’s limitations on activity level are not followed. Children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint, and morbidly obese patients should not undergo a NAVIO procedure. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult your physician for details to determine if one of these technologies is right for you.