VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solutions

VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solutions for Knee Replacements

When chronic knee pain consistently interrupts the activities you want to do, your doctor may recommend knee surgery as a treatment option. The VELYS™ Robotic Assisted Solution may be a good option after finding no relief from conservative treatments or medication.

Many people endure much more than they have to from chronic dull aches and sharp twinges to popping joints, numb extremities or osteoarthritis. Robotic knee replacement surgery allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures through a console with flexible robotic arms that mirror their hand movements to complete an operation. The robotic arms hold a camera as well as surgical equipment.

For qualified candidates, robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery can offer numerous benefits over traditional open orthopedic surgery, including faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. It is typical for patients to experience a better fit, stability, balance and feel of the replaced joint.

Understanding Your Knee Replacement with the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

  • A knee replacement is a procedure performed to fix the damaged parts of a knee with different

    types of implants

  • Advanced technology such as robotic-assisted devices can help your surgeon perform knee replacement surgery that is personalized for your specific anatomy

Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure. The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution can help your surgeon in optimize surgical outcomes. It does this by using intra-operative data that’s unique to you. Your surgeon utilizes the technology during your procedure to enhance the accuracy and precision of your knee replacement that can help you start moving again.

How does the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution work?

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution uses a variety of advanced technologies to provide the surgeon with the information and tools they need to perform a highly accurate and precise knee replacement.

This solution is designed to:

  • Aid your surgeon by accessing technology to provide insights for real-time decision making
  • Help your surgeon remove the damaged bone with accuracy. The robotic-assisted device does not move or operate on its own.
  • Use an infrared camera and optical trackers to help your surgeon gather the necessary data about your anatomy to achieve a high level of precision.

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution works exclusively with the ATTUNE™ Knee System. The ATTUNE Knee System has been provided to over 1 million patients worldwide and is designed to deliver a greater range of motion and faster recovery, to help you get back to living the life you want to live.

How is robotic-assisted technology different from traditional surgery?

Robotic-assisted knee replacement:

  • Technology controlled by the surgeon
  • May experience less pain and a faster recovery
  • More consistent outcomes (inconsistencies can affect recovery)

Traditional knee replacement:

  • Hand-held tool
  • May experience a longer recovery time
  • There may be more variability in the surgical processes and outcomes

What are the benefits of robotic-assisted technology for knee replacement?

There are a number of potential benefits to using this technology for your knee replacement.* During your procedure, the technology will gather details and data related to your knee to help find a favorable implant fit. Additionally, robotic-assisted technology may allow your surgeon to perform a knee replacement tailored to you, while providing both precision and accuracy during your procedure.

Robotic-assisted technology may deliver*:
  • A greater range of motion (how well you can bend and flex your knee after surgery)
  • Less pain compared to traditional methods
  • Faster recovery times (reduced length of hospital stay, hospital readmissions, and health visits)

*Findings based on studies conducted across multiple robotic-assisted total knee replacement systems.

What are conditions or injuries that may lead to knee replacement?

The following are some of the injuries and conditions that often benefit from knee replacement:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Loss of joint cartilage
  • Noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease
  • Injuries or broken bones from trauma

When is it time to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon?

If you get hurt while participating in a sport or exercising, seek immediate medical attention. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Talk with one of our doctors if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that gets worse when doing activities
  • Swelling in the injured area
  • Limping
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain that continues even with rest then worsens at times or lasts for a week or more following an injury.
  • Loss of consciousness

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before a VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution Knee Replacement

  • What type of knee replacement do you think is appropriate for my situation?
  • What are the other knee replacement techniques and technologies available? How do they compare to the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution?
  • What can I expect from knee replacement surgery to help relieve my pain and stiffness?
  • What are the benefits and risks of knee replacement surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover and rehabilitate from knee replacement with the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution? And what is my role in recovery and rehabilitation?
  • If I choose to undergo technology-assisted knee replacement surgery, when will I be able to resume daily activities?