Navio Patient Testimonials

Lee, 61, is an avid outdoorsman who has been actively involved in horseback riding and rodeos his entire life. After years of struggling with worsening knee pain, he eventually became physically unable to enjoy the outdoors and participate in the activities he loved. Ready for change, Lee elected for a Navio™ assisted partial knee replacement.

Lucio, 76, is a soft spoken and hardworking man who has spent his entire life providing for his wife, 4 kids, and growing family of 11 grandchildren. Struggling with knee pain and unable to keep up with his daily activities, Lucio was not sure where to turn as he witnessed his wife, Maria, struggle to recover from a total knee replacement procedure. Lucio elected for a partial knee replacement procedure assisted by the Navio Surgical System.

Karla, 71, enjoys an active lifestyle spending her winter months in Texas. In recent years knee pain has made it too painful to participate in exercise groups with the rest of her community. Eventually diagnosed with osteoarthritis, but not severe enough to require a total knee replacement, Karla elected for a Navio assisted partial knee replacement.

An Approach Tailored to You

The process starts by focusing on the patient and planning a procedure with their unique anatomy in mind. Rather than a time-consuming and radiation-intensive CT scan, the Navio approach involves only a simple x-ray before the surgeon uses advanced planning software to tailor the surgery to the patient’s anatomy, align the implant, and balance the knee.

The Navio Surgical System is an advancement in the way orthopedic surgeons can perform partial knee replacement. Using state-of-the-art, robotics-assisted technology, the system works with the surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve precise positioning of the knee implant for consistently accurate results.


Navio-assisted partial knee replacement may offer several benefits over total knee replacement:

Less pain1 
rehabilitation and
Lower risk of
Smaller incisions3 
hospital stay

Navio works with the skilled hand of the surgeon to deliver:

Consistent results

Accurately placed implants

Customized planning

No CT scan required


Surgeon Testimonial

Dr Marquez
“For those who suffer from early stages of osteoarthritis, partial knee replacement can offer several benefits over total knee replacement. Due to soft tissue preservation individuals report a more natural feeling knee, and I often see my partial knee replacement patients leave the hospital sooner and regain knee function quicker.”

Raul Marquez, MD

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Resources | Beating Knee Pain

1. Hall, VL, et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview with Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171
2. Brown, NM, et al., “Total Knee Arthroplasty has Higher Postoperative Morbidity than Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis,” The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2012.
3. Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7.
4. Bolognesi M, et al. Unicompartmental Knee

Carefully consider the risks and benefits of any surgical procedure. Certain patients should avoid a Navio procedure, including children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint, and morbidly obese patients. Consult with your physician for more information and to determine if Navio surgery is right for you. Be sure to ask any questions that you have and that all of your questions are answered. No surgery results can ever be guaranteed, so it is important that you understand the risks as well as the benefits of any procedure.

Blue Belt Technologies is not a health care provider and is not licensed and/or qualified to independently evaluate individual cases or the clinical decisions of a treating physician. This information is intended to relay in good faith the experience and impressions of a treating physician, with the understanding that each case is unique and no medical or surgical outcome can ever be guaranteed.

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