VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for Knee Replacement - Mark Cvitanich

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for knee replacement is an innovative and advanced knee system that streamlines total knee arthroplasty, commonly known as total knee replacement surgery. Mark has the option to use the Velys Robotic-Assisted solution for his Total Knee Replacements.

Tthe VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution has been developed as a groundbreaking surgical table-mounted system. It seamlessly integrates into the surgeon's workflow, employing advanced planning capabilities, proprietary technology, and a cutting-edge design to assist surgeons in precise bone cuts and proper implant alignment during total knee arthroplasty, eliminating the need for pre-operative imaging. 

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution exclusively works with the ATTUNE Knee System, which has been shown in studies to improve patient-reported outcomes, clinical outcomes, and contribute to shorter hospital stays. By supporting the "patient-specific alignment" operative method, the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution assists Mark in providing individualized knee alignment tailored to each patient's unique knee anatomy. Together with the ATTUNE Knee System, the VELYS Robotic-Assisted System offers comprehensive solutions for personalizing the knee replacement process, encompassing surgical planning, implementation, preoperative patient engagement, and post-operative support.

Indications for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for Knee Replacement

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution is indicated for use with the ATTUNE Knee System for total knee arthroplasty. This surgical procedure involves removing the worn-out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint and replacing them with an artificial prosthesis. Mark may recommend the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Chronic progressive joint diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe trauma or fracture to the knee joint with secondary osteoarthritis
  • Unsuccessful non-surgical treatment of the above conditions

Preparation for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for Knee Replacement

Preoperative preparation for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for knee replacement may involve the following steps:

  • A comprehensive examination by your surgeon to address any medical issues before surgery.
  • Depending on your medical history, tests such as blood work and imaging may be necessary to identify any abnormalities that could affect the safety of the procedure.
  • Inform your doctor about any allergies, medications, or underlying conditions you have.
  • Discontinue certain medications, such as blood thinners or anti-inflammatories, as advised by your doctor.

Procedure for VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for Knee Replacement

Typically, the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution for total knee replacement is carried out while you are under general anesthesia, alongside the ATTUNE® Knee System that is quite similar to a traditional total knee replacement. However, it is performed with the aid of a robotic assistant. It's worth noting that the robotic system doesn't carry out the procedure independently. Instead, the surgery is wholly executed by Mark. He does this by directing the robotic hands according to the individualized plan that he has put together for you. The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution is only an additional tool to guide him to ensure greater accuracy in the placement of knee implants. 

Risks and Complications

VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution for knee replacement is a relatively safe procedure; however, as with any surgery, there are potential risks and an orthopaedic surgeon can determine if knee replacement surgery is an option for the patient. Results may vary for the patient and depend on numerous factors, including age, weight and activity level.

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Aorangi Surgical Group (ASG)
03 688 4447
43 York Street, Timaru
New Zealand

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