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What is New in Knee Replacement

If you are considering knee replacement surgery, there are new developments under study which can help enhance the quality of life. These include:

  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Robotic knee replacement
  • Outpatient knee replacement
  • More patients are candidates for partial knee replacement than were in the past
  • Improved anesthesia techniques such as short-acting spinal and epidural anesthesia so patients do not need general anesthesia and the side effects associated with general anesthesia
  • Improved pain management
  • Improved rapid recovery protocols
  • Early physical therapy which decreases pain and leads to a faster recovery and quicker return to normal activity

Only suitably-trained surgeons with various skills offer these procedures.