Capital Ortho Physicians Perform First CT-free Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery in Mississippi

Less pain and swelling post-operatively than traditional total joint replacement methods


FLOWOOD, MS (MAY 14, 2019) – Capital Ortho’s surgery center is the first freestanding surgical facility in the state of Mississippi to successfully perform a partial knee replacement utilizing robotic technology. Specialty Surgical Center announced today the addition of a NAVIO™ orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries using the JOURNEY™ UNI knee from global medical device maker Smith & Nephew. This technology for partial knee replacements uses a CT-free intra-operative registration, planning and navigation platform to assist the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans. NAVIO robotics assists the surgeon in preparing the bone with the precision of robotics in a freehand sculpting technique.


“With any knee arthroplasty surgery, final placement of the implant is critical to providing both the function and longevity that today’s patients expect,” said Dr. Jeff Kennedy, M.D. “With the NAVIO system I’m able to see real-time data throughout the surgery that is designed to help place each implant in the optimal location based on each patient’s unique anatomy.”


With no pre-operative CT-scan required, NAVIO patients receive the benefits of robotic assistance without additional time spent for pre-operative procedures. Instead, the surgeon collects anatomical data during the procedure to build a 3D model of the patient’s knee. This information helps the surgeon place the implant and balance the knee’s ligaments for optimal alignment and a well-balanced knee.


“Adding modern tools like robotic assistance to knee arthroplasty adds a new level of consistency that was likely not possible before”, said Dr. Mike Dulske, M.D. “I believe this technology will only further enhance our ability to achieve great patient outcomes.”


To learn more about who may benefit from a NAVIO knee surgical procedure, contact Kate Smith, RN at 601-326-0379 or visit for more details.