The ultimate goal of a minimally invasive total knee replacement is to provide long-term pain-free results. In a traditional knee replacement procedure, a surgeon makes a longer vertical incision over the front of the knee, exposing the joint. The incision for a minimally invasive total knee replacement, however, is significantly smaller. Our medical professionals at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates are here to help you decide if this advanced procedure may be right for you. Be sure to schedule your initial consultation at your earliest convenience.
Who is a Candidate?
We recommend the minimally invasive total knee replacement if you have significant damage to the joints in the knee, including that from:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injury or fracture of the knee joint
- Bone tumor in the knee joint
Like any medical procedure, you must consult with one of our providers so that they can conduct a thorough evaluation. There are also several factors that need to be considered before determining if the minimally invasive total knee replacement is right for you.
Benefits and Advantages
A minimally invasive total knee replacement does less damage to soft tissue, leading to a quicker recovery period than a more invasive approach. In essence, through this technique, we can help you get back to comfortably living your life faster.
What to Expect during the Procedure
One of our orthopedic surgeons will perform the minimally invasive total knee replacement with a team of specialized healthcare professionals. They will give you local or general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. You may also receive local anesthesia along with medication to keep you awake, but relaxed.
A healthcare professional will monitor your vital signs while the surgeon makes the small incision over the middle of the knee. Metal implants are then placed in the joint space, cementing them into the remaining bone. Finally, the incision site will be carefully sealed.
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Compared to a traditional knee replacement, the minimally invasive total knee replacement procedure is less damaging to soft tissues with a much quicker recovery period. This procedure also offers the same long-term benefits as the traditional method. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Contact us at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates at 781.934.2400 to schedule a consultation today.