Considering a Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Surgeons continually seek ways to make joint replacements and repairs easier, safer and less arduous for the patient. A number of new techniques are currently under development.
Some surgeons have started performing knee replacement surgery through very small incisions, a procedure called minimally invasive joint replacement. However, minimally invasive procedures are more difficult to perform than standard joint replacements, and researchers don’t yet know whether the long-term results will be as good. In addition, not everyone is a candidate, including individuals who are obese.