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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 partial knee replacement using NAVIO robotic assistance delivers accurate and precise results that can help you return to the activities you love.2,3

How do I know if I am a candidate for robotics-assisted partial or total knee replacement using the NAVIO system?

Although each patient must consult with a physician individually, typical partial 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

Dr. Howard J. Gelb
Orthopedic Surgeon
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. Mark Bridges
Orthopedic Surgeon
Plantation & Miami Lakes, FL

Dr. Mark Bridges graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. He received his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bridges specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder stabilization. He has extensive experience in total joint replacement of the shoulder, hip and knee, as well as fracture care.

In addition to local high school and collegiate athletes, he has been privileged to help continue the careers of football players in the NFL and CFL.

Dr. Marc Ialenti
Orthopedic Surgeon
Plantation & Miami Lakes, FL

Dr. Marc Ialenti graduated magna cum laude from the College of Holy Cross and received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was elected chief resident by his peers and mentors. While at the University of Miami, Dr. Ialenti provided care to the Miami Hurricanes and Miami Marlins. He received fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, where he helped provide care to the California Golden Bears and SF Deltas, as well as local high schools.

Dr. Ialenti specializes in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, cartilage restoration procedures, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee, and fracture management.

  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
  2. Lonner, et al. “High Degree of Accuracy of a Novel Image-free Handheld Robot for Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty in a Cadaveric Study.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Advanced online publication. DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3764-x5 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014). AAOS.org.
  3. Borus, Todd, Thornhill, Thomas, “Perspective on Modern Orthopedics: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”, J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 16, No 1, January 2008.