Previously, many surgeons opted for a total knee replacement when a partial knee replacement would have been an option. Research suggests 43% of patients who had a total knee replacement didn’t need one, because not all areas of their knee were damaged.
So what has changed? In the past several years there have been many technological advances allowing for better partial knee replacement options – including MAKOplasty®.
So why get a full knee replacement if you only need a partial? Partial Knee Replacements can relieve pain from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet impacted the entire knee.
Dr. Goradia is one of the only orthopedic surgeons in Central Virginia trained to perform partial knee replacements using the MAKOPlasty robotic arm system. This means patients maintain feeling in their knee after surgery.
A partial knee replacement offers patients so many benefits, we call it the Nicer Knee Replacement.
Read more about partial knee replacements, or call 804-678-9000 to find out if you are a candidate for a Nicer Knee Replacement.