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April 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 10

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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center First Hospital In Florida To Implement CT-Free Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center reported that they are first and only hospital in the state of Florida now using the NAVIO orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries using the JOURNEY UNI knee.  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”, said CEO Teresa Urquhart.  This technology is going to give patients less pain and swelling post-operatively than traditional total joint replacement methods.”
 
Some of the potential benefits for this type of surgery include: 
 
Does not require a pre-operative CT-scan.
Fewer doctor office visits to prep for surgery.
Minimally-invasive.
Freehand sculpting intended to allow for better precision and accuracy. 
Designed to have less pain and swelling post-operatively – Can lead to faster recovery times.
 
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 well-balanced knee.  
 
For more information on this procedure go to our website at www.pbgmc.com 
 
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a 199-bed acute care hospital serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for more than 45 years. The hospital was the first in Palm Beach County to perform open-heart surgery and has since remained one of the area’s leading heart hospitals, having performed over 16,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date.

The Heart & Vascular Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care including the minimally invasive procedures, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip. The hospital is also the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the new minimally invasive convergent approach, designed to reduce procedure times and improve early outcomes for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Additional services include orthopedics and joint replacement, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, diagnostic imaging, general and robotic surgery, an Epilepsy Program and 24-hour emergency care. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s Emergency Department offers all private rooms and is equipped with technology to help increase patient comfort, reduce wait times and provide up-to-the-minute patient status, as well as immediate access to film-based radiological images, interpretations and related data. The hospital’s Epilepsy Program is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County to have a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for patients in need of further assessment.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for four years in a row and by Healthgrades® as a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 consecutive years (2007-2016). The hospital was also named by Healthgrades® as one of the 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2016, and was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for three years in a row (2013-2015). Additionally, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and received its sixth consecutive “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠. For more information or for a complimentary physician referral, please call 561-625-5070 or visit www.pbgmc.com.

 

 

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