Total knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, is a common yet major orthopedic procedure which is used to replace the damaged or worn out surfaces of the knee. The orthopedic surgeon will replace these surfaces with an implant or prosthesis, which will relieve pain and increase mobility, allowing maximum knee motion. You can return to your normal, everyday activities after minimally invasive knee replacement surgery.
During the traditional surgery for knee replacement, a long incision is made in the center of the knee to access the joint. During the minimally invasive total knee replacement, the orthopedic surgeon will make a shorter incision, about 3 to 4 inches, and uses a different, less-invasive technique to access the joint, with the goal of reducing pain and having a speeding recovery.
Unlike traditional total knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is suitable for all patients. Consult the best orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care to discuss the best surgical options with you.
Why might you need a total knee replacement?
You might need a minimally invasive total knee replacement if you have significant damage to your knee. Different medical conditions can damage the knee joint, such as:
- Osteoarthritis (the most common cause)
- Injury or fracture of the knee joint
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone tumor in the knee joint
Benefits of minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery
Highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care are experts in performing orthopedic surgeries such as minimally invasive knee replacement, ACL reconstruction surgery, carpal tunnel release surgery, and so on. The aim of minimally invasive knee replacement is that patients should experience:
- Lesser pain post surgery
- Faster and easier recovery
- Less need of blood transfusion for the surgery
- No major scars
- Smaller incisions
Potential benefits of the minimally invasive knee replacement include increased and eventually, maximum, range of knee motion after surgery, less blood loss during the surgery, faster and easier recovery, and a shorter hospital stay ( most patients go home the same day after surgery).
The orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care are the pioneers of this innovative minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery as an outpatient procedure, largely reducing the recovery time, hospital stay and pain.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery v/s Traditional Open Surgery for Knee Replacement
- The size of the incision in minimally invasive surgery (3 to 4 inches) is around half of the size of an incision (6-8 inches) made in case of open surgery.
- During open surgery, the shin bone has to be dislocated from the thigh bone before inserting the implant. However, during a minimally invasive knee replacement surgery, no such dislocation is needed.
- In open surgery, the quadriceps muscles (present at the front of the thigh) and some other soft tissues are cut. Whereas in minimally invasive knee surgery, certain muscles are just shifted or pushed rather than cut off.
- During open surgery, the kneecap is turned over to 180 degrees to give the surgeon access to the bones which form the knee joint. During a minimally invasive knee replacement surgery, the kneecap is just pushed out a bit.
- During the minimally invasive knee replacement surgery, there is very less blood loss, as compared to the traditional open surgery.
- Recovery time after minimally invasive knee replacement is generally much less than the time taken for recovery after open surgery.
Consult the best orthopedic surgeons for Minimally invasive total knee replacement
Orthopedic surgeons at Prsityn Care use revolutionized minimally invasive techniques for total knee replacement surgery, also referred to as TKA (total knee arthroplasty). The short incision results in more rapid and less painful recovery with way better early range of knee motion and improved knee function.
The minimally invasive knee replacement procedure involves the use of modified techniques and surgical instruments to place the clinically proven implants through a much smaller incision. The minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is performed through one small (3- to 4-inch incision) instead of a larger incision of 8- to 12-inch in case of the traditional open surgery for knee replacement.
Potential benefits of the minimally invasive knee surgery include increased range of knee motion sooner after the surgery, lesser blood loss during surgery, faster and easier recovery, minimal scar post-surgery and a shorter hospital stay.
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