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McLaren Oakland the first in southeast Michigan to introduce Navio® for partial knee replacements

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Navio surgical systemPONTIAC, Mich.—McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed specialty care hospital in Pontiac, is the first in southeast Michigan to introduce the leading-edge Navio® Surgical System technology for partial knee replacements. Navio® Surgical Systems, utilizing advanced robotic assistance and surgical instruments, result in enhanced clinical outcomes through increased precision, decreased risk of complications and quicker return to activity.

Compared to total knee replacement, partial knee replacements afford patients smaller incisions, less pain, quicker rehabilitation and recovery and lower chance of complications. However, partial knee replacements historically have been inconsistent, leading to misalignments.

McLaren Oakland is now offering Navio® Surgical System robotic-assisted partial knee replacements to address and eliminate those inconsistencies.

“We’re committed to providing our joint replacement patients with the best possible clinical outcomes,” said Chad Grant, president and CEO of McLaren Oakland. “With this new technology, our team of certified orthopedic surgeons will be able to preserve much of the original knee and, utilizing robotic guidance, eliminate inconsistencies to lead to those better, lasting outcomes.”

Focusing on each patient’s anatomy, Navio® Surgical System technology allows surgeons to X-ray the knee—saving time and avoiding radiation from a CT-scan—and use Navio® system’s advanced robotics to build a 3D image intraoperatively and generate an individualized approach in order to precisely align the implants and balance the knee.

Surgeons perform the procedure with an innovative, handheld robotic instrument with computer assistance to ensure consistency and that accurate results are achieved, allowing the patient to return to normal activity sooner.

To learn more about knee replacement at McLaren Oakland or how to attend a free seminar, visit or call (248) 338-5274.

About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, as well as an inpatient hospital providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care Corporation, headquartered in Flint, MI, is a fully integrated health network, committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering over 250,000 lives, home health care and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates the state’s largest network of cancer centers and providers anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute - one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 37,500 individual providers in its state-wide provider network. Learn more at