Makoplasty Specialist

Apurva Dalal, MD -  - Orthopaedic Specialist

Tri-State Orthopaedics

Apurva Dalal, MD

Orthopaedic Specialist & Robotic Surgeon located in Germantown, TN & Memphis, TN

Orthopedic surgeon Apurva Dalal, MD, pioneered robotic Makoplasty® surgery of both the hip and knee joints in Memphis, Tennessee. This cutting-edge technology protects the existing joint while offering you more stability, precision, and freedom, as well as less pain, compared to traditional joint-replacement procedures. Call one of Tri-State Orthopaedics two locations, in Memphis and Germantown, Tennessee, to learn more about this procedure, or use the online booking agent to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Dalal.

Makoplasty Q & A

What is Makoplasty?

Adults who suffer from noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease are candidates. The procedure can be used for total hip or partial knee joint replacement. The procedure uses the Rio® robotic arm advanced technology so Dr. Dalal can be extremely precise, which results in faster and more successful healing.

Who is a candidate for Makoplasty total hip replacement?

If your symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical solutions, or your pain cannot be managed with medication, you may be a candidate for Makoplasty.

Men and women with the following hip symptoms should consider the procedure:

  • Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
  • Limping to lessen weight-bearing pressure on the affected hip
  • Pain that radiates to the groin, lower back, or down the thigh to the knee
  • Hip pain or stiffness during walking

What should I expect during Makoplasty total hip replacement?

Dr. Dalal takes a CT scan of your hip a week or two prior to surgery to use to create a specific 3D model. The model serves as the basis for your surgical plan and the creation and alignment of your implants.

During surgery, Dr. Dalal guides the robotic arm in preparing the pelvic sockets and optimal positioning of the implants. The arm offers Dr. Dalal greater precision and accuracy than more traditional methods of hip replacement surgery.

What is partial knee replacement?

Partial knee replacement is a treatment option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. During partial knee replacement, Dr. Dalal removes just the diseased portion of the knee, sparing healthy tissue. Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing uses the robotic arm and is exceptionally precise in execution, keeping as much of your healthy knee tissues intact as possible.

How does Makoplasty work for partial knee replacement?

Makoplasty takes the guesswork out of a partial knee replacement, so you get consistent results and accurate implant placement.

Before surgery, Dr. Dalal takes a CT scan of your knee to create a 3D model that he uses to program the surgery and design the implants that are unique to your anatomy. During surgery, Dr. Dalal steers the robotic arm, which stays within the safety zone of the surgical plan, and places the implants.