Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement surgery (also called knee arthroplasty) is used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee. The goal of replacing these surfaces with an implant or “prosthesis” is to relieve pain and increase mobility.
The traditional approach to knee replacement uses a long vertical incision in the center of the knee to view and access the joint, while minimally invasive total knee replacement uses a shorter incision and a different, less-invasive technique to expose the joint.
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Faster recovery period
- Less cutting of tissue around the knee
- Smaller incision
- Surgical instruments used to prepare the femur and tibia and to place the implants properly