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Advanced Technology Designed For Digital Precision

Fox Valley Orthopedics now offers the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, the latest advancement that helps surgeons perform knee replacement surgery that is tailored to each patient to get them back to an active life, 2022 – Knee pain affects every aspect of a person’s life, from performing the simplest of tasks to maintaining an active lifestyle. In 2019, approximately 900,000 people in the United States had primary knee replacement surgery1, with this number expected to double as the population of individuals aged 65 and older continues to grow.2

Geneva, IL – To help keep pace with demand, Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) is now offering robotic-assisted knee replacement in their Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) by using a technology designed by VELYS™; The Robotic-Assisted Solution. FVO’s Joint Replacement Surgeon Kenneth Chakour, MD, is the first physician in the Illinois western suburbs to bring this technology to an ASC as an outpatient procedure.

“Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure,” said Dr. Chakour. “This robotic technology helps me use digital precision that is tailored to a patient’s anatomy, and it’s designed to produce results that improve outcomes, increase mobility, and help patients recover faster.”

While robotic-assisted total knee replacement technology is new to the Fox Valley area, the technology has been around since 2011, with over 1,000,000 people receiving treatment.

“I’ve been performing robotic-assisted total knee replacement for the last several years,” said Dr. Chakour, “and seen some amazing recovery results. Patients often have greater flexion and a faster recovery that allows them to get back to an active lifestyle.”

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.3-5 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.

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. 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.

To learn more, visit Fox Valley Orthopedics’ website at, or call 630-584-1400.

Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) provides musculoskeletal care in diagnostic and comprehensive treatment for patients of all ages who have acute or chronic orthopedic conditions or injuries. FVO board certified/board eligible physicians and surgeons are specialized in various areas of orthopedics and draw from multiple treatment options to provide both surgical and non-surgical solutions. Areas of service include foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, spine, and sports medicine, as well as pain management and rheumatology. FVO’s Ambulatory Surgery Center and in-house imaging also provide cost-effective convenient care, as well as does OrthoFirst, FVO’s urgent walk-in clinic. Fox Valley Orthopedics is a state-of-the-art, state-licensed facility, and is accredited by the AAAHC - Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Visit, or call 630-584-1400 for more information.


1 GlobalData – 39 Country Hip Reconstruction Market Model Dataset. Accessed January 2021.

2 Urban Institute, The US Population Is Aging, 2022

3 Indelli PF, Pipino G, Johnson P, Graceffa A, Marcucci M. Posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty: a matched pair analysis of a classic and its evolutional design. Arthroplasty Today. 2016; 2:193-198.

4 Hamilton WG, Brenkel I, Clatworthy M, et al. Comparison of existing and new total knee arthroplasty implant systems from the same manufacturer: a prospective, multicenter study, 2019. Poster presented at: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting; March 12-16, 2019; Las Vegas, NV. Poster P0614.

5 Pfitzner T, Moewis P, Stein P, Boeth H, Trepczynski A, Modifications of femoral component design in multi-radius total knee arthroplasty lead to higher lateral posterior femoro-tibial translation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018; 26:1645-1655. © DePuy Synthes 2021. All rights reserved. 174696-210422 DSUS Please refer to the instructions for use for a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.