Wednesday, September 9, 2015

News: Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Utilizing Smith & Nephew’s ZUK Unicompartmental Knee

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company specializing in advanced technology solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces the first Navio-assisted partial knee replacement performed utilizing Smith & Nephew’s ZUK unicompartmental (uni) knee. The case was performed by Dr. Michael Miranda, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Miranda specializes in adult reconstruction and arthritis surgery of the hip and knee.
“The ZUK is a clinically successful implant, and now for the first time we're able to pair it with the advantages of robotics-assisted technology”
“The ZUK is a clinically successful implant, and now for the first time we're able to pair it with the advantages of robotics-assisted technology,” said Dr. Miranda. “Navio's intraoperative planning software allows me to virtually place and adjust the implant with great precision. The surgical plan is executed with the aid of a robotic handpiece that removes the targeted bone. For the patient this means results are reproducible and extremely accurate.”
The ZUK unicompartmental knee is a proven, market leading implant for medial or lateral unicompartmental knee replacement. Recently acquired by Smith & Nephew, ZUK users now have a robotics-assisted option with the Navio® Surgical System.
The Navio system represents the latest in robotics-assisted techniques for partial knee replacement procedures. Through CT-free navigation and handheld robotics, Navio enables the surgeon to create a surgical plan based on patient anatomy, and brings a high degree of implant placement accuracy. The Navio systems open implant software supports 8 different knee systems to provide access to robotics-assistance for a wide surgical audience.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of smart surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures. The Company’s Navio® Surgical System incorporates patented technology to provide precise control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted, bone-cutting tool. The Navio system provides robotic assistance to the surgeon while performing bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions. The Company’s STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee system provides implant features optimized for use with Navio.
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Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, urgent care centers in South Tampa and Citrus Park, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Citrus Park, Dade City, North Tampa, Northdale, Oak Hill/Brooksville, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, and Sun City. For more information, please visit: and ‘like’ us on 


Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Adam Simone, +1 763-452-4917

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