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Can knee replacement be done with minimally invasive surgery?

Faisal M. Mirza, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery has its benefits, but perhaps not as many as traditional joint replacement surgery, says orthopedic surgeon Faisal Mirza, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital. Watch this video to find out more.
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Knee replacement can be done with minimally invasive surgery, which leaves a smaller scar and may heal more quickly.  Because this is a fairly new approach to knee replacement surgery, doctors still don't know if it works as well as regular knee replacement surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, there may be a greater chance that the knee replacement won't be installed in the right position.

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