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MIS Mini-Incision Knee Replacement

If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from knee pain, you may be a candidate for a new knee replacement surgery that benefits patients.

Now, total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty (TKA), can be performed through a smaller incision, with Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions (MIS) Mini-Incision TKA. Using modified techniques and instruments developed with Zimmer, Inc., surgeons can place the same, clinically proven implants used in traditional surgery, but through an incision one-half to one-third the size.

Potential benefits of MIS Mini-Incision TKA compared to traditional knee replacement include:

  • Smaller incision – 4.3 to 5.5 inches vs. 7.8 to 12 inches
  • Less disruption of tissue
  • More exercises performed 1 day following surgery, such as straight leg raises
  • No difference in complications
  • Some patients may experience less pain

In a study comparing the standard surgery to the minimally invasive procedure, MIS Mini-Incision TKA patients experienced similar or improved results with no difference in complications.

Surgeons who perform Mini-Incision TKA have received training through The Zimmer Institute in Warsaw, IN, or at one of its MIS satellite training locations at renowned academic institutions around the world.

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