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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Completes 20th Robotic Partial Knee Replacement and Without a CT Scan

By October 27, 2016May 22nd, 2019Announcements, Our Physicians

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

Tampa, FL. (June 24, 2016.) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute announced today that Michael A. Miranda, D.O. completed the 20th case of partial knee replacement using the NAVIO® Surgery System. As the only location in Florida with the NAVIO robotic assisted surgical system, it allows FOI surgeons to perform precise and accurate partial knee replacements. This system, developed by medical device maker Smith & Nephew, involves only a simple x-ray rather than a time-consuming and radiation-intensive CT scan, before the surgeon uses advanced planning software to tailor the surgery to the patient’s anatomy, align the implant, and balance the knee.

“Using the NAVIO system allowed me to visualize my patient’s X-ray before I even began to remove bone,” said Dr. Miranda of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “By making partial knee replacements a more accessible option through improved precision, we ensure that the patient receives a surgical procedure that is generally associated with smaller incisions, less scarring, and quicker recovery when compared to the total knee replacement alternative. In our Surgery Center, this is performed as outpatient surgery not requiring a hospital stay.”

“Using the NAVIO assisted partial knee replacement, our patients typically walk and climb stairs the same day of surgery. It helps them return quickly to an active lifestyle.” said Dr. Miranda.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the first and only location in Florida with NAVIO Robotics, and is one of only 79 locations worldwide.

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, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: and ‘like’ us on

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping health care professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 14,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2014 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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