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Blue Belt and JOURNEY UNI and PFJ

Product Information

The Navio® System provides surgeons with precise surgical planning and handheld robotic-controlled bone preparation for use with partial knee replacements. Through its advanced, intraoperative navigation, the system guides the surgeon in optimally placing the implant and balancing the knee in order to deliver consistent results.

Navio® Technology Features and Benefits  

Low OR Footprint – Unlike other robotic-assisted technologies, Navio is ergonomically designed to have a minimal OR footprint and is easily portable

CT-Free Technology – Requires no preoperative imaging

Software – 4th generation software provides intraoperative implant planning to optimally position, align, and balance JOURNEY partial knee implants

Implant Positioning – Optimal implant positioning that provides 6º of freedom to translate and rotate Smith & Nephew’s JOURNEY UNI and JOURNEY PFJ implants

Intraoperative Planning/Kinematics – Provides intraoperative feedback to optimally size and position implants, assess real time joint laxity, and achieve soft-tissue balance throughout range of motion

 

Download the press release for more information

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for the Blue Belt Navio®

What does this partnership entail?
This co-marketing partnership, as outlined in our press release will allow JOURNEY UNI and JOURNEY PFJ to be integrated into Blue Belt software for the purposes of using the Navio robot instrumentation to implant Smith & Nephew implants. This will allow for the robotic implantation of Smith & Nephew partial knee products.

 

What is the Blue Belt Navio? What are the benefits?
The Navio System provides surgeons with precise surgical planning and handheld robotic-controlled bone preparation for use with partial knee replacements. Through its advanced, intraoperative navigation, the system guides the surgeon in optimally placing the implant and balancing the knee in order to deliver consistent results. It also provides real-time kinematic planning of the implant before implantation. Unlike other robotic systems, the Navio® System does not require the added time and expense of preoperative CT images and is less than half the cost. (Eisner W, 2012)

Please watch the cadaveric demonstration and live surgical demonstrations below for a more thorough understanding of the technology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeYp8nFrgEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixBL-YJUmyQ

 

Which products of Smith & Nephew can be used with the Blue Belt Navio?
Currently JOURNEY UNI and JOURNEY PFJ can both be implanted using the Navio® system. Approximately 50 successful cases have been performed to date.


What kind of surgeon training is required for surgeons to learn the Navio system?
Surgeons are required to undergo a certification process, where they will be trained by Blue Belt employees on the Navio robotic software and hardware.

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This information is intended for health care professionals in the United States only.

Caution: US Federal law restricts the sale of these devices to or on the order of a physician.