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World-Class Knee Replacement Technology

World-Class Knee Replacement Technology

World-Class Knee Replacement Technology

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Move Forward With Robotic-Assisted Technology

Robotic-assisted technology may deliver*

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A greater range of motion (how well you can bend and flex your knee after surgery)4

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Less pain compared to traditional methods.4

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Faster recovery times (reduced length of hospital stay, hospital readmissions, and health visits)8

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

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure. The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution is a system that helps surgeons perform personalized knee replacement surgery that is tailored to each patient and designed to provide digital precision and accuracy to get you back to the things you love.

VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution works exclusively with the ATTUNE™ Knee System. The ATTUNE™ Knee System is a state-of-the-art knee replacement system designed to deliver a greater range of motion and faster recovery, so you can get back to living the life you want to live.9,10

Bringing Innovation to Patients

Meet the Trained VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Surgeons

Richelle Takemoto, MD

Dr. Takemoto is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon who completed fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma. She has offices in both Hamilton and New Hartford. She specializes in comprehensive fracture care and total joint arthroplasty of the shoulder, knee and hip. Dr. Takemoto provides VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution for Knee Replacement Surgery with The ATTUNE™ Knee System.

When she is not in the operating room or seeing patients, she enjoys spending time competing in jujitsu and hunting and fishing with her family.

Call (315) 824-1250 to Schedule an Appointment

Hear From Patients Like You

Having knee replacement surgery is a big decision. Hear from real ATTUNE™ Knee patients about how choosing to have surgery with our state-of-the-art system changed their lives for the better.

Innovation & Technology from VELYS™ Digital Surgery

VELYS™ Digital Surgery for orthopaedics offers an innovative set of advanced technology solutions designed to provide you with a personalized care experience – before, during, and after your surgery.

Why the ATTUNE™ Knee

Designed to help you feel confident from your first step, the ATTUNE™ Knee System is a state-of-the-art knee replacement system that’s been provided to more than 1.5 million people worldwide since 2011.11

Frequently Asked Questions About Robotic Knee Replacement

With robotic-assisted technology, your surgeon can:*

  • Perform a knee replacement tailored to you
  • Provide precision and accuracy1
  • Gather details and data related to your knee to help find a favorable implant fit


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

Robotic-assisted procedures compared to traditional methods*

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

• Hand-held tool
• May experience a longer recovery time
• Outcomes may change based on surgeon processes and performance


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

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution uses a variety of advanced technologies to ensure the surgeon has the information and tools they need to perform a highly accurate and precise knee replacement.1

• Aids the surgeon by accessing state-of- the-art technology to provide insights for real-time decision making
• Helps your surgeon remove the damaged bone with accuracy
• Uses an infrared camera and optical trackers to help your surgeon achieve the highest possible precision level
• Works exclusively with the ATTUNE™ Knee System, an innovative implant system

This technology is a robotic-assisted device that helps assist the surgeon to perform a knee replacement surgery. The VELYSRobotic-Assisted Solution is designed for digital precision.1

• Helps the surgeon optimize the outcome with the use of data that’s unique to your anatomy
• Keeps your surgeon in control during your procedure and doesn’t move or operate on its own


  1. Doan et al. Resection Accuracy Improved Using A Novel Concept For Robotic-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty; ORS 2021 Annual Meeting Paper No. 0333.
  2. Ren Y, Cao S, Wu J, Weng X, Feng B. Eicacy and reliability of active robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty compared with conventional total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Postgrad Med J. 2019;95(1121):125-133.
  3. User experience evaluation of the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for total knee (July 2020). Internal Report 103744839.
  4. Agarwal N, To K, McDonnell S, Khan W. Clinical and radiological outcomes in robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Arthroplasty. 2020;35(11):3393-3409.
  5. Shah RP, Lauthen D, Geller JA, Cooper HJ. Average operative times for 1,313 primary total hip arthroplasty and 1,300 primary total knee arthroplasty over 39 months are roughly equal to Medicare attributed operative times. J Arthroplasty. 2019;34(8):1553- 1556.
  6. George J, Mahmood B, Sultan AA, et al. How fast should a total knee arthroplasty be performed? An analysis of 140,199 surgeries. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(8):2616-2622.
  7. Katz JN, Mahomed NN, Baron JA, et al. Association of hospital and surgeon procedure volume with patient centered outcomes of total knee replacement in a population-based cohort of patients age 65 years and older. Arthritis Rheum. 2007;56(2):568-574.
  8. Cool CL, Jacofsky DJ, Seeger KA, Sodhi N, Mont MA. A 90-day episode-of-care cost analysis of robotic-arm assisted total knee
  9. Clatworthy, M. (2015). An Early Outcome Study of the ATTUNE® Knee System vs. the SIGMA® CR150 Knee System. DePuy Synthes Companies White Paper. 100959-181017. In an IRB approved early outcomes study, physiotherapists collected data on 40 patients implanted with ATTUNE® Knees and 40 patients with SIGMA® CR150 knees. The results demonstrated that patients implanted with the ATTUNE Knee had statistically significant improvements in some early outcomes, other outcomes demonstrated a trend favoring the ATTUNE Knee, and some outcomes were equivalent.​
  10. Etter K, Lerner J, Kalsekar I, de Moor C, Yoo A, Swank M. Comparative Analysis of Hospital Length of Stay and Discharge Status of Two Contemporary Primary Total Knee Systems. J Knee Surg. 2017. 1(212): 1­-10. DOI https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1604442. Premier Perspective™ Database analysis including 38 hospitals, representing 1,178 primary, unilateral TKAs with the ATTUNE Knee and 5,707 primary, unilateral TKAs with Triathlon™.​
  11. ATTUNE® Knee System Unit Sales June 2022. DePuy Synthes, Inc.​


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

Updated Visiting Hours: Effective Friday March 17, 2022

Visiting Hours: 11am - 7pm daily

*These hours are subject to change

  • Inpatients: 2 visitors at a time, no limit on the number of visitor's per day
  • Emergency Department: 2 visitors at a time, no limit on the number of visitor's per day
  • Ambulatory Surgery: 1 visitor per day

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