MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Belt Technologies announces today that on August 5th Dr. Jose Bossolo performed the 500th Navio® assisted partial knee replacement surgery, worldwide, at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Valley Baptist is a general care facility in Brownsville, Texas and is part of Tenet Healthcare. The Navio Surgical System is the next generation of robotics-assisted technology for partial knee replacement surgery which Dr. Bossolo uses to create and execute a customized surgical plan for each patient.
Valley Baptist Medical Center began offering Navio assisted surgery to their patients in October of 2013. The new technology has brought patients to Dr. Bossolo from all over the country seeking out advanced techniques to treat their knee pain.
“At the Valley Baptist Medical Center, we specialize in using advanced technology to offer a unique array of procedures,” said Dr. Bossolo. “The Navio technology is excellent, it allows me to deliver very consistent, very precise results that I tailor to each of my patients.”
The Navio system is an open architecture solution allowing surgeons to use an array of different implant systems, while featuring Blue Belt’s proprietary STRIDE™ unicondylar knee. Since launching the STRIDE knee system in October, 2013, more than 350 STRIDE devices have been implanted using Blue Belt’s Navio surgical technology. Blue Belt has placed 25 Navio systems throughout the US and Europe.
“This is another important milestone achieved in a very short time period at Blue Belt,” said Eric B. Timko, President and CEO of Blue Belt Technologies. “We’ve established strong momentum because of the power and flexibility of our technology platform and are very encouraged by the engagement of our customers like Dr. Bossolo and Valley Baptist Medical Center.”
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of robotics-assisted surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures and then for other surgical specialties including neurosurgery, spinal and otolaryngology (“ENT”). The Company’s Navio® System incorporates patented technology to provide precise robotic control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted bone cutting tool. The Navio System provides the surgeon with a layer of safety and enhanced accuracy while performing bone shaping tasks through minimal incisions. The Company’s STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee system provides advanced implant features optimized for use with Navio.