Minimal invasive knee replacement surgery (MIS)-
Minimally invasive total knee Arthroplasty (MIS) simply uses a smaller incision (3 to 4 inches) as against the former which requires a large incision (8 to 12 inches) and also causes significant disruption of the muscles and tendons. Through that same small incision, the diseased surfaces of the knee joint checked and replaced, one at a time, with the required artificial joint components. This new technique is also called quadriceps-sparing knee replacement.
MIS Knee Joint Replacement is considered a giant step forward because it requires shorter hospital stay, ensures faster recovery, less pain and much less scarring.
- More rapid return of knee function because the quadriceps muscle and tendon are not divided in the course of the surgical exposure like in traditional knee replacement, and the kneecap is not averted (flipped out of the way) with the other form of surgery.
- Smaller incision or opening during the procedure.
- Decreased post-operative pain and faster rehabilitation as the incision stays out of the important quadriceps muscle/tendon group.
- Reliable implants used as those in the traditional knee replacement surgery.
High flexion knee replacement surgery-
Flexion is the action of bending a joint, such as your knee or elbow and extension is straightening of a joint. Generally, traditional knee replacements accommodate flexion up to 110 degrees but not allow the patients to squat or kneeling down which require higher flexion.
High flexion knee replacement surgery is a breakthrough where in complete flexion up to almost 155 degrees can be achieved.
While fixed bearing conventional knee provides 110 degrees of flexion; rotating platform knee is specially designed to safely accommodate up to 155 degrees of flexion for those who have a good pre operative range of motion. With proper rehabilitation a patient can resume a completely active life style after total knee replacement including prolonged kneeling, squatting as well as cross legged sitting.