Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
If you’re suffering from knee injury caused by a sport accident or medical condition like arthritis, and other conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory injections, medications, and bracing have not been successful, then Dr. Rajan M. Patel may recommend minimally invasive knee replacement in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles.
Types of Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
This treatment involves the surgical insertion of knee replacement devices to provide pain relief caused by damage to the cartilage for a period of about 20 years. There are two kinds of knee replacements:
1. Partial knee replacements
Most patients find pain relief from partial knee replacement, and don’t require total replacement. However, this treatment is not recommended for all patients. Dr. Rajan M. Patel will determine your candidature for partial knee replacement based on factors such as:
- Poor response to conservative knee injury treatments - like medication and injections
- Articular cartilage damage has only affected the medial or lateral knee compartment
- Good knee stability - close to normal alignment
- • You are not suffering from metabolic disorder (like gout) or an inflammatory type of arthritis
If you’re a good candidate for partial knee replacement, Dr. Rajan M. Patel will perform the procedure on an outpatient basis. It is a great alternative to complete knee replacement since it offers pain relief and shorter recovery time, so you can resume your normal activities sooner.
2. Total or complete knee replacements
TIf articular damage has occurred in two or more knee compartments, then Dr. Rajan M. Patel may recommend complete knee replacement after trying other conservative therapies. Thanks to new surgical techniques, the use of regional anesthetics, and access to accelerated rehabilitation programs, recovery time and hospital stays are much better compared to traditional treatments.
Minimally Invasive Knee Surgeon Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
With either partial or complete minimally invasive knee replacement, patients can go home the same day or stay overnight after treatment for rest. Traditional surgery, on the other hand, may require you to stay in hospital for several days.
Although MIS knee replacement offers faster return of knee function, the procedure is more challenging because the operation takes place through a smaller opening. To ensure the best results, it should be performed by a highly skilled and experienced surgeon and team. Please schedule your consultation with Dr. Rajan M. Patel in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles for proper diagnosis and a customized treatment plan with minimally invasive surgery for knee replacement.