Features August 2011 Issue

Mini-Invasive Knee Replacement Reduces Trauma, Lessens Pain, Speeds Recovery

Anyone with knee OA can benefit from surgery that minimizes tissue trauma.

The option to replace a knee joint severely compromised by arthritis with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is available to more people than ever. Are you a candidate? First, a primary-care physician or an orthopaedic surgeon has to determine that you need a knee replacement and that there has not been severe bone loss. If you haven’t had open knee surgery on the same knee and if your weight is proportionate to your height, MIS may be your best option. For those who fit the profile, there are definite advantages. The most apparent and appealing—and perhaps the least important—is a smaller incision and resulting scar.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Arthritis Advisor

Arthritis Advisor is the first magazine published by one one of the world's leading orthopaedic hospitals specifically for people with arthritis.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.