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Florida24 Wellness Wednesday - Dr. Daniel Chan Explains Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Technology

Dr. Daniel B. Chan, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Memorial Healthcare System, recently spoke with Florida24 about the new Velys robotic knee replacement system and how utilizing patient-specific anatomic data and the precision of a robotic-assisted knee replacement can improve outcomes for patients.

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Patients benefit from advancement in knee replacement surgery

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An estimated 900,000 knee replacements are performed in the U.S. every year, but experts say about 15% of patients aren’t totally pleased with the outcome.

An advancement in technology is focused on improving those outcomes.

Dr. Daniel Chan, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Memorial Healthcare is one of the first in the area to work with a robotic-assisted solution called VELYS.

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Memorial Regional Hospital South Launches Next-Generation Robotic Technology for Knee Replacement

Surgeons at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center in Broward County became the first physicians in South Florida to use the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution to help them perform knee replacement surgery tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. The new technology enables knee replacement patients to increase mobility, decrease pain and minimize recovery time to return to their normal, active lifestyle sooner.

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Memorial Regional Hospital South Introduces Next-Generation Robotic Technology for Digital Precision in Knee Replacement

With 900,000 knee replacements being performed in the United States each year, patients and surgeons alike are seeking the latest technology as they aim for improved outcomes, including greater mobility, less discomfort and a more rapid recovery. The award-winning surgeons at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center are the first in South Florida to use the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, a technology that helps them perform knee replacement surgery tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy to increase mobility, decrease pain and minimize recovery time, so patients can confidently return to their normal, active lifestyle sooner.

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Taking advantage of technology key to attracting patients: Dr. Daniel Chan

Recently Dr. Daniel Chan had a chance to discuss trends in ambulatory surgery centers and patient consumerism / marketing in orthopaedic surgery.

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Our recent 10 total joints in a single day at our surgery center

Our recent 10 total joints in a single day at our surgery center

Today we were able to perform a total of 10 (ten!) hip and knee replacement surgeries between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, an accomplishment we have been working up to gradually over the past year. All patients were walking within an hour of surgery and discharged home within two hours of surgery.

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10 Total Joint ASC physicians to know

Daniel Chan, MD. Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): Dr. Chan earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed his residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

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Patient Reunited With Surgeons, First Responders

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MIRAMAR, FL - For two years, Jennifer Gray has wished to meet the physicians and first responders who saved her life. On Thursday, members of Memorial Regional Hospital’s trauma unit along with first responders from Miami Dade Fire-Rescue and Miramar Fire-Rescue Department surprised her with a reunion that colleagues at her workplace helped organize.

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Trauma Surgery, Rehab Help Jake Recover

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Jacob, or Jake as he's known to his friends, gets a kick out of seeing his orthopedic surgeon at the gym. Between sets and sweat, they trade workout tips. To regular gym rats, this scenario is nothing special. But to Jake and Daniel Chan, MD, Medical Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at Memorial Regional Hospital, it's a moment packed with meaningful irony.

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Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Heals Bike Rider Hit by Car

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As Jonathan rode home during a long, 40-mile bike ride, a woman drove out of a retail driveway on Biscayne Boulevard and hit him at high speed. He was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital’s Trauma Center, where doctors learned that he had suffered numerous broken bones—including 10 fractured ribs, a broken collarbone, a broken shoulder blade and a shattered ankle. He also had internal bleeding and a collapsed lung.

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Broward County’s first outpatient anterior total hip arthroplasty | CCOSC.NET

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Dr. Daniel B. Chan, MD performed Broward County’s first outpatient anterior total hip arthroplasty done in an ambulatory surgical center this week – patients were walking in the recovery room within an hour of surgery and going home within 2-3 hours after surgery. Advanced technologies such as the Hana orthopedic table, the Kincise surgical impactor, and the JointPoint navigation system were all utilized to ensure a smooth and accurate hip reconstruction. Rapid recovery joint replacement is definitely a reality – let us help move you forward on your journey to reclaim your quality of life! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks regarding this new program.


Daniel B. Chan, MD - Outpatient Anterior Hip Replacement at Cypress Creek ASC

Dr. Daniel B. Chan, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in anterior hip replacement and recently performed Broward County's first ambulatory surgical center hip replacement procedures. Patients were walking within an hour of surgery and were safely home three hours after surgery. Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center is partnering with the Memorial Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to provide cutting-edge orthopaedic surgical care in an advanced, patient-friendly facility for both hip / knee replacement and fracture fixation.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • North America
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • FOS-Florida Orthopedic Society