Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

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Understanding Your Knee Replacement with the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

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.

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VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solutions

Meet the Trained VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Surgeons

Richelle Takemoto, MD

Dr. Takemoto is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who completed fellowship training in orthopedic trauma. 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.

Dr. Takemoto’ Achievements:

  • First woman to perform VELYSTM Robotic-Assisted Knee
  • First surgeon to perform over 100 VELYSTM Robotic-Assisted surgeries
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Member, AO North America
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon specialist, Doctor Richelle Takemoto, Community Memorial Hospital

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, she is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, where she earned her MD in 2002. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery from NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City under the tutelage of renowned surgeon, Dr. Joseph Zuckerman. After that, she completed the Altman Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Community Memorial Hospital is proud to have Dr. Takemoto lead the robotic surgery team here in Hamilton, NY.

Trust Dr. Takemoto for Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Bringing Innovation to Patients

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.

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.

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Community Memorial Orthopedic Center

The most advanced orthopedics program and the latest in joint replacement robotics can be found right here in Hamilton, NY at Community Memorial Orthopedic Center. We provide premier orthopedic care in a highly personalized atmosphere. Our specialties include joint replacement, trauma and fractures, upper extremities such as elbows and shoulders, spine and brain, and sports injuries. We help patients of all backgrounds get back to doing what they love.

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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.

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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.

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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


  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 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.​