Robotic Accuracy. Surgeon Expertise.
Alvarado Hospital offers both traditional minimally invasive and CT-free
robotic partial knee replacement surgery. This is in addition to our robotic
total knee replacement and computer-navigated hip replacement procedures
offered. The robotic-assisted surgical system helps surgeons perform precise
and accurate partial knee placement utilizing the most advanced technologies
The robotics technology alleviates the needs to have a CT scan prior to
the procedure, which means less radiation exposure for patients.
For partial knee replacement, Alvarado orthopedic surgeons use the Blue
Belt Technologies Navio™ Surgical System. This technology assists
the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans. The robotic-controlled
hand piece provides additional precision for the surgeon.
The patient receives the benefits of robotic-guidance without additional
time spent for pre-operative procedures. By using motion sensors placed
around and on the knee during surgery to capture movement and the bone
structure, the technology then feeds the information to a nearby computer
for mapping. By using this kinematic reconstruction and anatomic landmarks,
the knee ligaments can be better balanced for a more natural-feeling knee.
For osteoarthritis sufferers, the procedure is less invasive and results
in a quicker recovery.
The roboticss-assisted partial knee replacement system expands the options
for San Diegans who do not want a total knee replacement. The potential
benefits of robotic-assisted partial knee replacement for patients are:
- Consistent results
- Accurately placed implants
- Customized planning
- No CT radiation required
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
- Lower risk of complications
- Smaller incisions
- Healthy ligaments retainied
- Shorter hospital stay
Our patients stay in the brand-new Advanced Spine & Joint Institute,
which was designed to reflect San Diego's beautiful landscapes and
landmarks. The healing-designed unit is supported by several recovery-enhancement
strategies, including early mobility through on-unit physical therapy,
latest advances in anesthesia, specially trained nurses, family-centric
unit, and an invitation for patients to wear comfortable clothes from
home rather than hospital gowns. To learn more about how we achieve superior
outcomes through our Marshall Steele-modeled program,
If you are looking for an orthopedists affiliated with our Advanced Joint
Institute Marshall Steele program, call us at (800) 258-2723 or
click here. You can also call our Advanced Spine & Joint Institute coordinators
at (619) 229-4548. You can also
e-mail the coordinators to learn more or for a physician referral.
Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Program
Alvarado Hospital has been named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Orthopedic
Surgery in the nation by
Healthgrades three years in a row (2014-2016). This distinction puts Alvarado Hospital
in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, as evaluted by Healthgrades,
for the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.This accolade
joins three other nationally recognitions: Distinguished Hospital for
Clinical Excellence - Top 5% in Nation (2014-2016), Patient Safety Excellence
- Top 5% in Nation (2015-2016) and America's 100 Best Hospitals for
Spine Surgery - Top 5% in Nation (2014-2016) from Healthgrades.
Click here to read more.
Alvarado Advantage Club
You are invited to join the free Alvarado Advantage Club and enjoy benefits
whether or not you are a patient. Benefits include VIP parking at the
hospital, pharmacy discount, hotel partnership discounts, welcome gifts
and more! To register,
click here or call (800) 258-2723.