Advanced Technology for Total Knee Replacement Available at MMC

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Meadville Medical Center’s Orthopedic Associates of Meadville (OAM) now offers 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.

In 2019 there were approximately 900,000 primary total knee replacements performed in the United States. Given the high success rates of modern knee replacement surgery, that number is estimated to increase by 139% by 2040 and 469% by 2060.

Patients are often looking for the latest technology as they aim for improved outcomes, increased movement, and shortened recovery time. Dr. Jeremy Gebhart, MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS, Orthopedic Surgeon at OAM is now using the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, a technology that helps surgeons achieve these goals. He is the first provider in our region to use this technology.

“I am happy to offer our patients at Orthopedic Associates of Meadville the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution and digital surgery option. This technology allows us to customize surgery using data tailored to each patient’s specific anatomy with digital precision and accuracy. This ultimately helps to ensure predictable results to improve outcomes, increase mobility, and help patients recover from surgery faster. It is exciting to be able to offer the latest in joint replacement technology here in Meadville!” said Dr. Jeremy Gebhart, MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS, Orthopedic Surgeon.

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.

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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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