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Is Living With Knee Pain Really Living?

If you’re one of the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis1, discover how knee replacement using NAVIO◊ robotic assistance may help you return to the activities you love.

How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement Using The NAVIO System?

Although each patient must consult with a physician individually, typical knee replacement candidates share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain in the knee during activities
  • Knee pain is limiting activities on more days than not
  • Initial knee pain or stiffness caused by activities from a seated position

  • No longer finding relief from non-surgical treatment options

Read more about our NAVIO Robotics trained Orthopedic Surgeons who are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained

Dr. Howard J. Gelb
Boca Raton, FL

Howard Jay Gelb, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He also specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle. Dr. Gelb is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in New York in 1985, graduating top in his class from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dr. Gelb received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1989. While at Penn, he won the Botelho Prize for Physiology and the Munns award for orthopaedic surgery. He remained at the University of Pennsylvania for Orthopaedic Surgical Residency from 1989-1994.

In 1995, he completed an Orthopedic Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center under the direction of Frank R. Noyes, MD, founder of one of the first orthopedic sports medicine fellowships in the country.

Dr. Thomas D. Riley
Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, & Plantation, FL

Dr. Thomas Riley is an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine now practicing in South Florida and part of our elite team of physicians at Spine & Orthopedic Center.

Encouraged by a strong passion for sports and science, Dr. Riley graduated from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Marshall University Department of Orthopaedics in Huntington, WV followed by a fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Miami Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Riley treats a broad scope of orthopedic conditions. His extensive training has provided him with the skills to perform a number of surgical procedures including total and partial joint replacement, upper and lower extremity fracture care, joint arthroplasty, tendon and ligament reconstruction/repair, and much more.

During his time in Miami, Dr. Riley had the opportunity to provide team medical services to the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat, along with other local sports teams such as the basketball and soccer teams at Florida International University.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arthritis-Related Statistics, Prevalence of Specific Types of Arthritis, https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm, accessed 8/10/16