Joint Replacement Surgery

Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth and low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.

When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

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Dr. Michael Karch, MD: Pioneering Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery at Mammoth Hospital

In the dynamic field of orthopedic surgery, groundbreaking technologies have ushered in an era of precision and improved outcomes for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement procedures. Over the past two decades, Mammoth Hospital's Total Joint Replacement Program has been at the forefront of innovation, introducing cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art implants, all aimed at enhancing patient care. Now, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Karch, MD, FAAOS, is poised to elevate joint replacement surgery to new heights by introducing the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution at Mammoth Hospital.

In this article, we'll delve into the world of robotic-assisted surgery and explore how it's setting new standards for patients seeking enhanced mobility and a better quality of life in the Eastern Sierra region.

The Cutting-Edge Technology: VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution

The Depuy VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution represents the pinnacle of technology in the field of joint replacement surgery. Designed to work seamlessly with the ATTUNE™ Knee System, this state-of-the-art system equips surgical teams with real-time data and precision tools, revolutionizing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed.

VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution

Precision at Its Finest

Robotic-assisted procedures offer a level of precision that was once unimaginable with traditional methods. The VELYS solution empowers surgeons like Dr. Karch to precisely remove damaged bone, align joints, and achieve the perfect fit for implants. Using an infrared camera and optical trackers, the VELYS system gathers crucial patient-specific anatomical data, ensuring unparalleled precision throughout the surgical process.

Precision at Its Finest

Improved Outcomes, Shorter Recovery

The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery extend beyond precision alone. Patients who undergo joint replacement procedures with the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution often enjoy a better-balanced, higher-functioning joint, shorter recovery times, and improved overall outcomes. By achieving optimal joint alignment and soft tissue balance around the knee or hip, patients experience a more natural and functional joint, leading to enhanced mobility and a quicker return to their active lives.

Consistency and Reduced Pain

Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with a level of control and consistency that traditional methods may lack. Dr. Karch and his team can achieve more consistent outcomes, reducing the likelihood of post-operative complications. Additionally, patients often report reduced pain compared to traditional approaches, ensuring a more comfortable and efficient recovery.

Consistency and Reduced Pain

A Pathway to a Better Quality of Life

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution opens doors to new possibilities, offering patients the potential for greater range of motion, improved functionality, and a faster return to their daily routines. With advanced techniques and personalized surgical planning, this innovative technology sets the stage for an improved quality of life for those in need of joint replacement surgery.

Thanks to these advancements in robotic-assisted procedures, patients from the entire Eastern Sierra corridor, and even from Los Angeles to San Francisco, now have access to cutting-edge technology that enhances the precision, efficiency, athletic balance, and overall outcomes of joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Michael Karch, MD, FAAOS, is leading the charge at Mammoth Hospital, using the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution to transform the lives of patients in need of knee and hip replacements. With robotic-assisted surgery paving the way for unprecedented precision, the future of joint replacement surgery outcomes at Mammoth Hospital has never been brighter.

Dr. Michael Karch and the introduction of the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution at Mammoth Hospital represent a remarkable stride forward in the realm of joint replacement surgery. With this state-of-the-art technology, patients can look forward to a future of enhanced mobility, shorter recovery times, and an overall improved quality of life. Robotic-assisted surgery is not just a game-changer; it's a life-changer.