Advertisement

Can joint replacement be done with minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. William A. Leone, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Every joint replacement surgery should be done using as minimally invasive a technique as possible, while emphasizing precise component positioning and soft tissue balance. There are times when making a larger incision or releasing more soft tissue is “less invasive” because if it were not done, tissues would be torn and more bleeding would result.

Joint replacement can be done with minimally invasive surgery. Over time, the surgical approaches for joint replacement have been refined. With less disruption of the soft tissues, it is expected that people will have less postoperative pain with minimally invasive surgery for joint replacement. This should be discussed with a surgeon.

Total joint replacement can be done with minimally invasive surgery, but finding a surgeon trained to use minimally invasive surgery can be a challenge.

Joint replacement surgery is a major procedure. It requires a highly trained and specialized team of healthcare professionals.

Continue Learning about Osteoarthritis Treatment

Ease Knee Osteoarthritis Pain With These Alternative Remedies
Ease Knee Osteoarthritis Pain With These Alternative Remedies
Don’t get sidelined by pain from knee osteoarthritis. Integrative medicine expert Robin Miller, MD, explains how Eastern therapies—including acupunctu...
Read More
What are the treatment options for osteoarthritis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Osteoarthritis does not have a cure but there are drugs, therapies, and surgical procedures availabl...
More Answers
What are viscosupplements?
Dr. Daniel R. Spogen, MDDr. Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Viscosupplements are a non-surgical treatment option for those suffering with osteoarthritis of the ...
More Answers
Is Your Back Pain Osteoarthritis?
Is Your Back Pain Osteoarthritis?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.