What is a minimally invasive knee replacement?
A total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the diseased knee joint with a metal prosthesis. A minimally invasive knee replacement involves the replacement of the knee joint, while using a smaller incision. Benefits may include a shorter recovery time, less pain, and reduced chance of infection in an outpatient setting.
Am I a good candidate for OUTPATIENT minimally invasive total knee replacement?
Ideal candidates should be:
- In extremely good health
- At a healthy weight
- In good shape
What are the benefits of outpatient MIS total knee replacements?
Outpatient MIS total knee replacements may provide the following benefits:
- Patient stays in Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgical Center for 23 hours or less with possible same-day discharge
- Reduced infection rate in the outpatient setting as compared to an inpatient hospital setting
- Recovery process in the comfort of one’s own home
- Quicker return to daily activities