Features December 2003 Issue

Mini-Cut Knee Replacement Arrives

Less pain, faster recovery, reduced scarring are benefits of small-incision TKR

Of all the surgical options for knee arthritis, only total knee replacement is viewed by doctors as a long-term cure. Says Dr. Peter Brooks, a Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, “It’s the only procedure in which you’re removing everything that is, or could become, diseased—the cartilage, the linings, the ends of the bones.” …

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