Orthopedic surgeon to demonstrate knee replacement technology on Wednesday

Dr Darr Luetz with the Velys knee replacement system and surgical team

Dr. Darr Leutz and the knee replacement team. | Photo courtesy of Blessing Health

QUINCY — Blessing Health board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Darr Leutz will demonstrate the latest in knee replacement technology at a free public open house on Wednesday, April 24 at the Blessing Health Center, 4800 Maine.

People can choose to attend the Velys demonstration open house between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Leutz will demonstrate the Velys robotic-assisted solution for total knee replacement. Velys brings a level of digital precision into the operating room that delivers a real-time, personalized approach to each patient’s care based on their anatomy.

Velys’s key features include optical trackers that communicate with a high-speed camera to deliver a constant stream of real-time data during the surgery, and a robot-assisted device that Leutz uses to remove damaged bone with exceptional accuracy. He is very excited about the results Velys is delivering for his patients.

In a press release, Leutz said, “It’s what I would want for my mother, sister, brother or myself. As I told the operating room staff and my nurses, I won’t do a total knee anymore without Velys. It really is a game changer.”

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 700,000 total knee replacements are performed annually in the U.S. This number continues to grow as the population ages.

For more information on Velys, including a story with a local patient who benefitted from the technology, go to blessinghealth.org/velys.

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