HG - Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery - Primary
Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery at [[Hospital Name]]
The knees — the largest joints in your body — are comprised of bones, cartilage, meniscus and ligaments. One small tear, sprain or break to the knee can keep you off your feet and out of all the physical activities you enjoy. While anyone can experience a knee injury, women, athletes, those who are overweight and older adults with poor balance or arthritis are at the highest risk.
Do You Need Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery?
To treat some knee injuries, the RICE method — rest, ice, compression and elevation — along with bracing and anti-inflammatory medication, may be enough to relieve the pain, but surgery might be recommended if symptoms persist. Surgery doesn’t have to be scary, and many knee injuries can be treated with minimally invasive techniques.
For example, knee arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that allows surgeons to perform an operation through a smaller incision than traditional surgery. During this procedure, a small camera is inserted and gives the surgeon a detailed view of the inside of the knee. The surgeon can then navigate small surgical instruments to mend the damaged joint. Minimally invasive surgery has several benefits, including less pain, less damage to tissue around the incision and often a shorter recovery time.
Most ideal candidates are at a healthy weight, committed to participating in rehabilitation after surgery and have lower risk of complications from surgery.