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UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Offering Two Surgical Systems for Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacements

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Two surgical systems, CORI and Velys, are now available at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital for robotic-assisted joint replacements.

Dubuque, IA — UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital recently expanded options for joint replacement surgery in the Tri-State area. Finley Hospital now offers two options for robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery, using the CORI and Velys surgical systems. 

“UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital is an experienced option for joint replacement in the Tri-State area,” Chad Wolbers, Finley Hospital President and CEO, said. “We are proud of our tradition of offering our patients high-quality surgery with the latest technology. It is an exciting time for us at Finley Hospital to provide our surgeons with the option for robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery, using two different surgical systems. We look forward to playing our part in enhancing the quality of life for our patients.”

The CORI surgical system is used for knee replacement surgery. This technology allows the surgeon to use a handheld device that strives to achieve accurate positioning of components during planning and surgery. Patients may receive the following benefits for joint replacements using the CORI surgical system:

  • Quicker, smoother recovery
  • Regain function faster and return home sooner
  • A unique plan: Surgeon uses 3D modeling to get a surgical plan that is customized to the patient’s anatomy
  • A natural fit: Patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL.
  • A wide selection: The surgeon is able to choose from a wide selection of implants, so implants can be precision-matched to feel more like a patient’s own knee.

“Knowing that the accuracies provide a lower rate of complications and improved postoperative care for our patients is exciting,” Dr. Ryan Cloos, orthopedic surgeon, said. “I have really enjoyed being able to offer our patients robotic-assisted knee replacements.”

Additionally, Finley Hospital uses the Velys robotic-assisted solution for knee replacements. This surgical system provides the surgeon with access to state-of-the-art technology to provide insights for real-time decision making, help the surgeon remove damaged bone with accuracy, and use infrared cameras and optical trackers to ensure an accurate joint replacement is achieved.

A few of the benefits patients may experience by having a knee replaced using the Velys robotic-assisted solution include a greater range of motion, less pain compared to traditional methods, and faster recovery times. 

“The robotic and navigation systems have allowed me to perform hip and knee replacements, particularly with complex deformities from severe arthritis, with accuracy, which allows us to offer more accurate results for our patients,” said Dr. Bryan Trumm, orthopedic surgeon.

To determine which option is best for joint replacement surgery at Finley Hospital, we recommend patients consult with their orthopedic surgeon to discuss available options.

“Although the principles and techniques of total knee replacements remain the same, the robotic system helps to improve precision from patient to patient which allows for a quicker recovery,” Dr. Stephen Pierotti, orthopedic surgeon, said.

To learn more about robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery at Finley Hospital, please visit unitypoint.org/orthosurgery.