Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Total Hip Replacement THR and Total Knee Replacement TKR are a very successful surgical treatment for arthritis of the hip and knee respectively.

Over the last several years hip and knee replacement surgery have evolved to a Minimally Invasive Technique.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement are

  • Less tissue trauma: muscles and tendons are avoided or separated, not cut
  • Faster and less painful rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring: two incisions of 1½ to 2 inches each, rather than one 10 inches to 12 inches incision
  • Shorter hospital stay 1 - 2 days (vs. 3 - 5 days); some patients go home in less than 24 hours
  • Reduced blood loss and less need for pre-surgery blood donation
  • Faster return to work and daily activities
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Incisions

    Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Incisions
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Incisions

    Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Incisions