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Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is a new procedure. Short-term results are promising. Surgeons are gaining more experience with these new techniques. If the knee implants are placed properly, the new knee should last through several decades of reasonable use, as long as precautions and activity recommendations given by the surgeon are followed.
Minimally invasive knee replacements may allow earlier discharge from the hospital, less pain, and a faster return to day-to-day activities. Less physical therapy is usually needed after discharge. However, there are specific complications for any new procedure. The experience of the surgeon is also a factor. Surgeon selection and patient education are very important when it comes to new surgical techniques.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/20/2014
B Sonny Bal, MD
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