What Is Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement?

Minimally invasive joint replacement typically involves a shorter incision and the use of special tools, like arthroscopes, to perform the surgery with real-time surgical imaging inside the joint. Arthroscopes are small cameras that help your doctor during surgery. 

A specialty-trained surgeon can perform this type of surgery, and there are many benefits compared to a traditional joint replacement, including:

  • Less pain after surgery due to the muscle- and tissue-sparing techniques
  • Less scarring due to smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of complications and infections
  • Quicker recovery compared to traditional surgery

Our surgeon has completed specialized training in minimally invasive procedures. The most common types of minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries are hip and knee replacements, and our doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to fit you and your lifestyle.

If you think you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, request an appointment online with our joint replacement surgeon at Mountain Valley Orthopedics or call (570) 534-0227.