Robotics-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement

Robotic Accuracy. Surgeon Expertise. Nationally Recognized.

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 available.

This expertise has resulted in Alvarado being the only hospital in California to be named among America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery four years in a row (2014-2016) by Healthgrades.

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, click here.

Physician Referral

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 nurse navigator at (619) 229-4548 or e-mail her to learn more or for a physician referral. Do not include personal medical information in your e-mail.

State and Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Program

Alvarado is the only hospital in California to be named among America's 100 Best for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery four years in a row (2014-2017) by Healthgrades. To learn more, click here. This means you are accessing premier care in San Diego recognized on a local, state and national level. No need to travel outside of San Diego to access top surgeons and advanced technology, includg minimally invasive surgery.

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.

Alvarado is proud to be the only hospital in California to be ranked among America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery four years in a row (2014-2017) by Healthgrades.