OrthoBiologics is likely to be the greatest orthopedic advancement in the 21st century, as it will allow us to promote and stimulate the body to heal itself – sometimes without surgery.
Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) February 20, 2015
ACL tears are a common knee injury that can cause pain and instability, with over 200,000 cases annually in the United States. Orthopedic surgeon and knee and shoulder specialist Dr. Vic Goradia, is providing evolutionary treatments for patients at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with a new, less invasive tissue sparing ACL Preservation procedure - and OrthoBiologics are often a key component used to further improve the healing process.
For the past 30 years, surgeons have been treating ACL tears with what is known as an ACL reconstruction. During an ACL reconstruction, the surgeon completely removes the damaged ACL tissue from the knee, drills tunnels through the bone and inserts a graft. But with ACL Preservation surgery, if the ACL tears away from the bone, it is re-attached arthroscopically and injected with either PRP or Stem Cells- both of which come from the patient. ACL Preservation allows you to “preserve” your ACL tissue with a goal of faster recovery times, less pain, and ultimately providing a more natural feeling in your knee.
Less invasive orthopedic treatments, a focus on preservation, and the adoption of OrthoBiologics in the healing process is changing how orthopedics are delivered, and it parallels the evolution of Dr. Goradia’s own practice.
Orthobiologics support or enhance the body’s own natural ability to heal itself and can play an important role in treating acl, rotator cuff, meniscal, and cartilage injuries along with a variety of other common orthopedic conditions (arthritis, sprains, strains, tendonitis and inflammation) with outcomes that provide a continued quality of life. When surgery is needed, the evolution of arthroscopic techniques, modern imaging and the technical precision of modern surgical techniques have dramatically improved outcomes in orthopedics.
According to Dr. Goradia, “OrthoBiologics is likely to be the greatest orthopedic advancement in the 21st century, as it will allow us to promote and stimulate the body to heal itself – sometimes without surgery. The research in this field is very active and what we are doing today will change over time. This is why it is so important for me as a clinician to stay involved in the field on both a regional and national level where I have access to the latest information.”
Two examples of the importance of staying current are ACL Preservation Surgery and Biocartilage, which were hardly known just 1-2 years ago. Today, Dr. Goradia is able to perform a much less invasive procedure for many acl tears and a more effective procedure for cartilage loss.
Continued advancements in the integration of OrthoBiologics with traditional procedures suggest an exciting future for the treatment abilities of orthopedic medicine and surgery.
Dr. Vipool K. “Vic” Goradia is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement. Dr. Goradia has given over 100 national presentations, regularly teaches advanced arthroscopic and related surgeries to other surgeons across the U.S. and beyond and has received several national awards for his research.