KNEE REPLACEMENT

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ABOUT KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

For those affected by knee arthritis, when nonsurgical and alternative treatments fail, G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide the highest quality of care in knee replacement surgery. As a fellowship trained expert in knees, Dr. Goradia has performed thousands of knee operations and is equally knowledgeable in nonsurgical and alternative treatment options for arthritis, meaning patients can benefit from a treatment plan that is specific to their needs, goals and lifestyle. Outpatient surgery is also occasionally recommended when patients can be safely discharged home the same day as surgery without being admitted to a hospital.

PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

There are three different compartments within the knee joint. If arthritis is occurring in just one of these three compartments, that patient may be eligible for a partial knee replacement. In this surgery, the damaged, arthritic cartilage is removed, and the compartment is replaced with a knee replacement device.

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

When arthritis is present in two or more of the compartments within the knee, a total replacement can be performed. As with a partial knee replacement, this operation involves the removal of damaged cartilage from the knee as the bone is prepared for the knee replacement device.

A femoral or thigh bone piece fits over the bone like a “glove”
The tibial or shin bone piece sits atop the bone with a small stem that helps hold it in place
A small kneecap button is attached to the back of the kneecap after the arthritis is removed

ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine utilizes the latest and greatest technology for knee replacement surgery. Each patient is closely evaluated by Dr. Vic Goradia prior to surgery using these technologies and they also allow patients to maintain regular communication and instructions from Dr. Goradia after surgery.

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OARA SCORE

Prior to surgery, every patient is evaluated to determine if they are a candidate for this procedure using the Outpatient Arthroplasty Risk Assessment Score, also known as the OARA Score. Developed by Dr. Meneghini from Indiana, this assessment helps to identify patients that have lower risk factors for outpatient joint replacement. Throughout this process, a series of questions are asked regarding the patient’s health which results in a score that indicates whether the patient is a low, medium or high risk. These results are then reviewed with the patient to discuss options and next steps.

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KNEEALIGN

KneeAlign is an advanced guidance technology, similar to those used in rockets, missiles and cars, that provides real-time navigation and alignment information during knee surgery. This technology allows Dr. Goradia to provide a more accurate alignment without depending on the traditional approach of inserting a rod into the middle of the bone. With KneeAlign, replacement surgery is less invasive, more accurate and results in less blood loss than traditional methods.

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MOTIONIQ

Before and after surgery, Dr. Goradia provides patients with regular communication through the outpatient communication system MotionIQ. These communications may include instructions, information about their recovery and even helpful videos from Dr. Goradia so the recovery process is as stress-free and closely monitored as possible.

ABOUT KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

REAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

“Total left knee replacement – Dr. Goradia and his staff are very helpful and always responded if I had questions. A pleasant experience. No more knee pain. And I’m back as a hospital volunteer twice weekly!”

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KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY

The recovery process after knee replacement surgery takes time, but there have been tremendous advancements in the management of pain after surgery that make the process go much more smoothly. Before, during and directly after your surgery, our team provides patients with nerve blocks, spinal anesthesia, non-steroidal medications and other medications depending on the individual patient’s needs.

Most patients will go home one night after a partial knee replacement and two nights after a total knee replacement. Once a patient is recovering at home, our team recommends home physical therapy three times a week for 2-3 weeks, followed by outpatient physical therapy twice a week for 2-3 months. Many patients will use a walker for 1-2 weeks and often walk with the assistance of a cane for another 4-6 weeks. Once a patient is able to walk safely and comfortably without a cane or walker, it is safe to operate motor vehicles.

If you think you or someone you know may require a partial or total knee replacement, contact G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today. If you’ve already spoken with a surgeon and are looking for a second opinion, we can help. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 804-678-9000 to get started.

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