Outpatient Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

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
  • Young
  • 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

Which physicians at WOSM perform this procedure?