UnaSource Surgery Center has become one of the first surgery centers in the United States to offer the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, the latest advancement that helps surgeons perform knee replacement surgery that is tailored to each patient with the goal to get patients back to life faster.
Together with the ATTUNE® Knee System, VELYS Digital Surgery offers solutions to help personalize the knee replacement journey with preoperative patient engagement, surgical planning, surgical implementation, and post-operative support.
In 2019 there were approximately 900,000 primary knee replacements performed in the United States. Now, with winter approaching, people with knee pain are spending an increased amount of time looking for information about knee replacement technology, many searching for techniques that provide improved outcomes such as increased movement and shortened recovery time.
UnaSource Surgery Center is proud to be one of the first surgery centers in the country and the first in southeast Michigan to provide this robotic solution: a technology that helps surgeons perform customized knee replacements using data that’s tailored to each patient’s anatomy. Ultimately, the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution is designed to help ensure predictable results to improve outcomes, increase mobility, and help patients recover from total knee replacements faster.
The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution works in tandem with the ATTUNE Knee System, which is an innovative knee implant designed to work more closely with an individual patient’s anatomy. The ATTUNE Knee can help increase stability and reduce pain, providing better range of motion and preventing the unstable feeling some patients experience during everyday activities, such as bending and walking up and down stairs. With these systems together, there is now an option for patients who are seeking the latest technology designed to provide digital precision in knee replacement.
The instinctive, integrated design gives surgeons the control they’re used to while optimizing daily OR flow. The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution offers the following features to help surgeons visualize the procedure and predict joint stability:
- NATURAL CONTROL™ Technology to help execute precise, reproducible surgeon-controlled cuts
- Instinctive User Interface for streamlined clinical applications, adaptable workflow, and fast registration processes to improve procedural efficiency
- Natural Joint Assessment for optimal ATTUNE Knee Implant positioning
- PROADJUST™ Planning to help surgeons personalize alignment and balance
- ADAPTIVE TRACKING™ Technology including a high-speed camera, triple-drive motion technology, and PURESIGHT™ Hydrophobic Optical Reflectors for accurate, consistent execution
- Procedural Joint Verification for post-resection assessment to help surgeons verify final gap balance and overall leg alignment
Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure, and that’s why this advanced technology is expected to elevate UnaSource Surgery Center patients’ knee replacement experiences.
Dr. Michael Flierl, M.D., the surgeon leading this charge, says, “What makes this procedure unique is that it allows us to finally individualize the surgery for the patient. What if a patient is bow legged, knock kneed, or experienced previous knee trauma? This robot provides us real-time feedback on what their situation is and helps us determine what cuts need to be made – down to half a millimeter.”
He continued, “We can really fine-tune knee replacements now and are proud to be one of the first surgery centers in the nation to offer this for our patients.”
For more information about outpatient surgical procedures at UnaSource Surgery Center, visit www.unasourcesurgery.com.
Important Safety Information
The performance of knee replacements depends on age, weight, activity level, and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have knee replacement surgery. Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine if knee or hip replacement is required based on an individual patient’s condition.
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