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Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

What is MIS?

This is a Total Knee Replacement with less tissue disruption during surgery than the traditional knee replacement.

Traditional Incision:
8 to 12-inch Incision
Minimally Invasive:
4 to 5-inch Incision

This results in less post-operative pain, less blood loss, less muscle and tissue damage, ability to perform rehabilitation following surgery faster, and quicker return to activities of normal, daily living.

You may be a candidate for MIS if you have:

  • Knee joint damage
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Pain and stiffness in your knee
  • Qsteoarthiitis or rheumatoid arthritis

Our orthopaedic surgeons are trained in this procedure. A consultation with one of our physicians to discuss your medical/surgical history will confirm if you are a candidate for the MIS procedure. Whether your knee replacement is done in the traditional or the minimally-invasive manner, knee replacement surgery is successful in the relief of pain and allows the patient to return to their normal daily activities of life.


Balloons for Bones

Minimally Invasive Fracture Reduction

A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) occurs when a bone in the spine fractures and collapses. Most VCFs are caused by osteoporosis. Through a small incision, a narrow pathway is created in the fractured bone, and a KyphX Balloon is inserted. The KyphX Balloon is inflated to raise the collapsed portion of the bone. The KyphX Balloon is deflated and removed, leaving a defined cavity that can be filled with an approved bone void-filler of the doctor’s choice.


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