Knee Replacement with NAVIO Robotic-assisted Surgical System

Is Living With Knee Pain Really Living?

If you’re one of the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, discover how knee replacement using NAVIO robotic assistance may help you return to the activities you love.

Find out today how St George Surgical Center can help you return to an active lifestyle.

St George Surgical Center, a physician-owned, accredited outpatient surgery center has invested in cutting edge technology to improve overall patient health: the NAVIO robotics-assisted surgery is an advancement in orthopedics putting accuracy in your surgeon’s hands that could result in a longer lasting knee.

Contact our care coordinator today at (844) 673 0095 toll free and we’ll answer your questions and put you in touch with our three Board-certified, Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons.

How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement Using The NAVIO System?

Although each patient must consult with a physician individually, typical knee replacement candidates share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain in the knee during activities
  • Knee pain is limiting activities on more days than not
  • Initial knee pain or stiffness caused by activities from a seated position
  • No longer finding relief from non-surgical treatment options​

Not everyone is a candidate for knee replacement using the NAVIO Surgical System. Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve hip function. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Individual results will vary. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.

Cash Pay Surgery Price: $14,990, including implant

We are contracted with several employers who prefer SGSC over their local PPO network providers. Ask if your employer is one of them!

Medicare patients will be able to have surgery at SGSC beginning 1/1/20!

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Accurate Implant Placement

Our physicians use the NAVIO system to perform robotics-assisted partial knee replacement. They chose this technology because it allows them to individualize each patient’s knee replacement surgery, and use robotic assistance for accurate results.1

With the NAVIO system, there is no special pre-operative preparation or post-operative recovery protocol. The NAVIO system does not perform the procedure; rather it assists the surgeon by providing accuracy — crucial to the success of the surgery.

1. Lonner, Jess, Moretti, Vince, “The Evolution of Image-Free Robotic Assistance in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.”, The American Journal of Orthopedics, May/June 2016, 249-254. Accessed June 7, 2016

Partial Knee Replacement, Compared To Total Knee Replacement, Offers:1-9

  • Improved patient satisfaction – 19% of total knee patients do not have their expectations met – 94% of partial knee replacement patients have their expectations met
  • Lower Post Operative Pain.
  • Lower Risk of Complications
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Partial knee replacement has been shown to result in a greater range of motion over total knee replacement
  • Knee Feels More Normal
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Faster Recovery Time
  • Smaller Incisions; Smaller Scars
  • More Options in the Future.
    • Partial knee replacement offer more options in the future, where osteoarthritis can advance and further treatment, such as a total knee replacement may be needed
  • Smaller Implants
  • Most Insurance Plans Cover Partial Knee Replacement.  Please call your insurance provider to verify coverage.
  • Less Removal of Bone and Cartilage
  • No Removal of Good Ligaments
  • Collier, Matthew, et al., “Patient, Implant, and Alignment Factors Associated With Revision of Medial Compartment Unicondylar Arthroplasty.”, Jour of Arthro, Vol 21 No 6, Suppl. 2, 2006.
  • Hernigou, Ph, Deschamps, G., “Alignment Influences Wear in the Knee After Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.”, Clin Orthop Relat Res., Volume 423, June 2004, pp 161-165
  • Scott CE, Howie CR, MacDonald D, Biant LC, “Predicting Dissatisfaction Following Total Knee Replacement” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Sep;92(9):
  • Berger RA, Meneghini RM, Jacobs JJ, et al. Results of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum of ten years of follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87(5):999-1006
  • Brown, NM, et al., “Total Knee Arthroplasty has Higher Postoperative Morbidity than Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis,” The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2012
  • Hall et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview With Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171
  • Laurencin CT, Zelicof SB, Scott RD, Ewald FC. Unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty in the same patient. A comparative study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Dec;(273):151–156
  • Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7.
  • Arthritis of The Knee, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, //orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00212, Accessed 9.5.16
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Total and partial knee replacement surgery with the Navio™ Robotic-assisted Surgical System is a technically demanding surgery. Surgeons face a steep learning curve for this procedure, so choosing a surgeon that is skilled and certified to use the Navio™ Robotic-assisted Surgical System is an important consideration.

Dr. Michael Manning has surgical privileges at St. George Surgical Center.


Dr. Greg Hicken has surgical privileges at St. George Surgical Center.