Robotic Knee Replacement Specialist

Apurva Dalal, MD -  - Orthopaedic Specialist

Tri-State Orthopaedics

Apurva Dalal, MD

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

The knee is not only the largest joint in the human body but also one of the most important. Whether you are standing, walking, or even sitting, your knee joint is engaged, which makes intense knee pain particularly debilitating. Apurva Dalal, MD, at Tri-State Orthopaedics in Memphis and Germantown, Tennessee, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery. If you are considering knee replacement surgery, book a consultation online or call today.

Robotic Knee Replacement Q & A

What is knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that resurfaces and removes damaged bone and cartilage, and replaces the joint with an implant. The new artificial joint is customized for each patient and mimics the function and movement of a natural knee.

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common bone surgeries in the United States. In fact, about 700,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States.  

Are there different types of knee replacement surgery?

The most common types of knee replacement are total or full knee replacement and partial knee replacement.

  • Total or full knee replacement

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most prevalent bone surgeries in the United States. In fact, about 700,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States.  

Are there different types of knee replacement surgery?

The most common types of knee replacement are total or full knee replacement and partial knee replacement.

  • Partial knee replacement

If part of your knee is still healthy and you have strong knee ligaments, a partial knee replacement may be an option. There are three types of partial knee replacement surgeries:

Unicondylar: Replacing only a single compartment of the knee, either near the middle of the knee on the inner side known as the medial component or outer side known as the lateral compartment

Patellofemoral, replacing a worn kneecap or patella and a trochlea, which is located at the end of the thigh bone

Bicompartmental, replacing both the medial and patellofemoral compartments

Partial knee replacement can be performed manually or with robotic technology. Dr. Dalal has performed about 800 knee replacements. His expertise in robotic-assisted knee surgery attracts patients from the tri-state area.

How does robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery differ from manual knee replacement surgery?

Accurate placement of implants is crucial for optimal outcomes, particularly with partial knee replacements. However, accurate placement on a consistent basis day in and day out can be challenging.  

Dr. Dalal performs MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing with the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This process enables consistent results and more accurate implant placement. As a leader in this cutting-edge technique, Dr. Dalal was instrumental in bringing robotic MAKOplasty surgery of both the knee and hip to the Memphis area.

If you are suffering from degenerative arthritis that has damaged your knees, you may be a candidate for knee replacement. To learn more, contact Dr. Dalal at Tri-State Orthopaedics for a consultation. Book online or call today.