A total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the diseased knee joint with a metal prosthesis. A minimally invasive knee replacement involves the replacement of the knee joint using a smaller incision. This can have many benefits, including a shorter recovery time and less pain in some patients.
In some patients, the benefits of minimally invasive knee replacement may include:
You can expect the following from a minimally invasive knee replacement:
You are a good candidate for a knee replacement if:
Patient size, anatomy, and degree of arthritis or deformity may play a role in the decision as to whether or not a minimally invasive incision is right for you. After viewing your x-rays and examining your knee, your physician can counsel you on whether or not minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
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