Parkridge Medical Center has expanded its robot-assisted surgery program, adding an orthopedic surgical robot to its lineup of leading-edge treatment technologies.

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for total knee replacement allows surgeons to use the robot’s mapping technology to optimize implant placement, which facilitates stability and range of motion. These factors are key to providing excellent outcomes and long-lasting results.

“This investment in technology underscores our commitment to bring innovative healthcare solutions to the greater Chattanooga community,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System. “This technology gives more options to our patients who need total knee replacement and our surgeons a higher degree of personalization for each procedure.”

The technology provides insights for real-time decision making, allows surgeons to remove damaged bone with high accuracy and helps achieve a high precision level procedure.

“Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure,” said Tim Lemacks, OPA-C, BSHCM, Director of Orthopedics and Spine at Parkridge Medical Center. “This innovative technology helps ensure results to improve outcomes, increase mobility, and helps patients recover faster.”

Parkridge Health’s leading-edge robotic surgical program offers minimally invasive surgical options in orthopedics and general surgery.

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