Recent Advances in Total Knee replacement Surgery

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Dr. Shreedhar

Posted By : Dr. Shreedhar - MBBS, MS (Ortho.)

Posted On : Oct 18, 2007 (Views : 4336)

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Technology is changing our lives everyday. The mobile phones are getting smaller and smaller in size and apart from functioning like a phone they do a lot many things. Total knee replacement surgery also is being governed by the recent advances in the technology. You must already be aware that computers now help surgeons during the surgery to get a zero error surgery. The new thing on the block is now MITKR or mini incision total knee replacement surgery. Surgeons always tried to get the joint replaced by utilizing smaller incision; however a small incision many times meant a surgery where the view was limited. A limited view meant more chance of error and the results were universally bad. Computers changes all this. Now I can perform a surgery through a very tiny incision but not compromise on the accuracy. Why is the small incision important? A smaller incision means less cutting of the tissues and that translates into early healing and rapid recovery.

It is a well known fact that men and women are different.

Orthopedic surgeons world over have reported anatomical differences in women?s and men?s knees for years.

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