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Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement

A Giant Step Forward in Knee Replacement

MIS Knee Joint Replacement is a giant step forward in knee replacement for a number of reasons, which may include a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss1 and potentially less scarring.

As you review this website, make a note of anything you don’t understand. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be happy to answer your questions so that you’ll feel comfortable with your chosen treatment plan.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure — performed in the US since the 1960s — in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Made of metal alloys and high-grade plastics (which are intended to mimic the function of bone and cartilage, respectively), the prosthesis is designed to move just like a healthy human joint. Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. Today, knee replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of major surgery; in well over 90% of cases it is complication-free and results in significant pain relief and restoration of mobility.

“I’m sorry I didn’t do something about it sooner, because there’s a world of difference.”

— Christine Ricciardi, 57
Stryker Knee Replacement Recipient