NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
You Don’t Have to Live With Knee Pain Anymore!
Newberry Hospital is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer the total knee replacement with the NAVIO® Surgical System.
The NAVIO system is an advancement in the way our orthopedic surgeons perform partial and total knee replacements. The system works in conjunction with our surgeon's skilled hands to achieve the precise positioning of the knee implant based on each patient's unique anatomy. This added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and potential longevity of the knee implant. Through an advanced computer program, the NAVIO system provides robotic assistance that relays precise information about your knee to a robotics-assisted handpiece used by our surgeons during the procedure. By collecting patient-specific data, boundaries are established for the handpiece so we can remove the damaged surfaces of your knee, balance your joint, and position your implant with greater precision. All of this is accomplished using the software rather than a radiation-intensive CT-scan.
Advanced planning software allows the surgeon to tailor the procedure to each patient.
The Robotics-assisted NAVIO™ Handpiece:
Certified NAVIO Providers
NAVIO® Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
James Loging, MD
Dr. Loging is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his orthopedic internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. He is a member of the South Carolina Medical Society. A native of Newberry, Dr. Loging is the first orthopedic surgeon in the Midlands to perform anterior hip replacement. This progressive procedure, while not for everyone, often provides faster recovery in the hospital and during rehabilitation. Dr. Loging has a special interest in kyphoplasty, a surgical procedure that provides pain relief from crushed vertebrae.
John Hibbitts, MD
Dr. Hibbitts is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in sports medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas and completed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Dr. Hibbitts completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, under the training of Dr. Frank Noyes. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, South Carolina Medical Association, and Texas Medical Association. Dr. Hibbitts enjoys rugby, karate and bodybuilding. He and his wife have two children.