Simplicity: The Next Chapter in Robotics

Current robotics in TKA are complex

Robotics in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have shown to be cumbersome, costly, and often complicated solutions. Traditional methods such as standard cut guides and limited technologies—like burring or boundary control, add more time and complexity to the procedure. Innovative technologies, like robotics, are critical to help meet the evolving needs in orthopaedics, but it is essential that this technology complements the surgeon’s current workflow, is adaptable, and is designed for how surgeons plan, execute, and perform surgery.

“We see that TKAs in the US alone are expected to grow twofold in the next 10 years. A cost that is already well over 25 billion dollars to the US healthcare system annually1. As a growing number of patients become candidates for total knee arthroplasty the number of surgeons entering orthopedics is growing at a much slower rate.

- Todd Tetreault, VP, Health Economics & Market Access, DePuy Synthes

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution was born from the desire to create a new chapter in robotic TKA. The system is designed to perform with accuracy and consistency, in addition to a streamlined, efficient design that integrates into the OR.2 When purposeful design meets performance, even advanced workflows are made simple.3

“I think we are going to have a real challenge in front of us. I think knee replacement surgeons are going to have to get used to performing more procedures per day. I think operating rooms are going to have to become more efficient, and I think robotic-assisted solutions are going to aid in that.”

- John Redmond, MD

The VELYS™ Robotic- Assisted Solution increases the accuracy of implant alignment and surgical reproducibility which may help shorten patient recovery and reduce post-operative complications.2

Valuable insights: Gap balance data to help surgeons visualize and predict joint stability.

Versatile execution: Instinctive, integrated design to give surgeons the control they’re used to while optimizing daily OR flow.3

Verified performance: Accurate, consistent plan execution supporting the ATTUNE® Knee System.2

“The 20% of patients that are dissatisfied with their TKA outcome are going to be the younger patients that put more demands on their knees. The younger patients tend to do more research, look more on the internet, and be more technology savvy, and are attracted more to innovation and cutting edge technology, and those are the ones that hospitals, surgery centers and physicians are all vying for.”

- Dr. Joseph Bosco, MD

Going beyond robotics

There’s an opportunity to improve the overall orthopaedic experience beyond the OR for healthcare professionals and patients. That’s why DePuy Synthes created VELYS™ Digital Surgery, a platform of connected technologies powered by data insights and designed to elevate the orthopaedic experience before, during, and after TKA. The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution is part of this broader platform, which also offers additional solutions, including: Patient Solutions and Optimization, Surgical Planning, Surgical Implementation, Post-op Monitoring.

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1. Chen x, Guan L. Medtech 360 Orthopedic Surgical Robotic Devices Market Analysis 2019. December 2018. Millennium Research Group Report #M360SU0001.

2. Doan G, Curtis P, Wyss J, Clary C. Resection Accuracy Improved during Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (December 2020). Internal Report 103720852.

3. User experience evaluation of the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for total knee (July 2020). Internal Report 103744839.

Please refer to the instructions for use for a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.

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