- Smith & Nephew has announced completion of the world's first robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement procedure.

The NAVIO robotics-assisted surgical system aids in implanting the JOURNEY II XR (bi-cruciate retaining total knee system) which is one of the only total knee designs allowing retention of the ACL, and is designed to improve patient satisfaction.

The Company said NAVIO now offers both partial and total knee options that include the first and only robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining knee procedure commercially available today.

Drs. Vivek Neginhal (WV), David Rovinsky(HI), and David Fabi (CA) recently performed the first cases.

Dr. Neginhal commented:

"I believe that the NAVIO is able to provide critical elements of success for the JOURNEY II XR, such as accuracy of tibia component placement and a streamlined surgical technique."

"I was amazed at how fluid the knee motion was on the first postop day. My patients have expressed great satisfaction so far. I believe that NAVIO's accuracy and flexibility of use combined with JOURNEY II XR's retention of the patient's cruciate ligaments and physiological design will truly increase patients' function and satisfaction."

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