Dr. Mark Gittins completes 1st robotics-assisted bicruciate-retaining TKR at New Albany Surgery Center — 5 insights

Mark Gittins, DO, of Columbus, Ohio-based OrthoNeuro, completed the first robotics-assisted bicruciate-retaining total knee replacement procedure in Ohio at New Albany (Ohio) Surgery Center.

Here's what you should know:

1. Dr. Gittins performed the procedure, among the first in the world, Nov. 28. He used the Navio Surgical System to perform the CT-free, robotics-assisted bicruciate total knee arthroplasty procedure.

2. The Navio system assists providers in implanting the Journey II XR implant, which allows patients to retain their anterior cruciate ligament.

3. Dr. Gittins said, "Having used robotics-assisted technology for partial knee arthroplasty before, it was easy to understand how the same benefits could translate to total knee arthroplasty. I'm excited for the future of this technology and what it means for my patients."

4. New Albany Surgery Center and Dr. Gittins were among the first in the world to use the Navio system for robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty as well, performing that procedure in August 2016.

5. The Navio Surgical System is manufactured by Smith & Nephew.

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