Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join. It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular cartilage that cushions and enables smooth movements of the joint.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Total knee arthroplasty, also called as total knee replacement is a surgical option to treat arthritis of the knee where the complete knee joint is replaced with artificial knee components. The surgery can be performed using traditional approach using larger incisions or with minimally invasive procedure where multiple smaller incisions are used to perform total knee arthroplasty. Less invasive approach has gained more popularity than the traditional open surgery because of the advantages such as:
Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure to replace damaged bone surfaces with artificial components to relieve pain and improve functional ability in the shoulder joint. Shoulder joint replacement can be done by a traditional "open" approach or through a minimally invasive approach. The incision in minimally invasive shoulder joint replacement is about 5 cm compared to 17 cm with the traditional approach. Other benefits of minimally invasive surgery include less damage to the soft tissues and underlying muscles enabling a faster recovery with less pain and a smaller scar. Blood loss during the surgery is also less and complications after the surgery are fewer when compared to the open technique.