Partial knee replacement is a treatment option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet impacted their entire knee. Only the diseased portion of the knee is replaced, sparing healthy bone and the ligaments known as the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).
MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing is an advanced partial knee surgery performed with the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. It can be performed as a unicompartmental procedure to address OA in any of the three compartments of the knee: the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments. There is also a bicompartmental option for OA in both the medial and patellofemoral compartments.
What are the benefits of MAKOplasty®?
Partial knee replacement can be a challenging procedure to perform accurately on a consistent basis using manual techniques. Robotic arm assisted MAKOplasty enables consistent results and more accurate implant placement – which is an important factor in the life expectancy of implants. In an ongoing study, MAKOplasty resulted in both greater accuracy in implant placement and less pain in the first eight weeks post-surgery compared to manual partial knee replacement.
Dr. Goradia Is A Central VA MAKOplasty Expert
There aren’t many surgeons in the Richmond area utilizing MAKOplasty robotic arm surgery. Dr. Goradia with G2 Orthopedics is one of only three surgeons in the area performing knee replacement with this new technology.
A firm believer in the continuous advancement of the orthopaedic field, Dr. Goradia has taught dozens of courses and skills labs to share his knowledge and experience with other surgeons and their assistants.
He has authored many articles for orthopedic journals and regularly speaks at orthopedic conferences around the country. He also speaks at local hospitals and community events to educate the public about common knee and shoulder problems and treatment options.
Are You A Candidate For MAKOplasty Knee Surgery?
To find out if this type of partial knee replacement is for you, contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Goradia. He can review your previous medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your knee motion, stability and strength and overall leg alignment.