TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Total knee replacement surgery is an orthopaedic procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the ends of the shin and thigh bones. The damaged bone is then replaced with artificial implants to alleviate pain, stiffness, and immobility.
Total knee replacement surgery is often recommended for patients suffering from advanced osteoarthritis, or those who have exhausted all conservative treatment options.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE (MIS) AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED KNEE SURGERY
Dedicated to helping patients return to their active lifestyles quickly, Dr. Lykissas will utilize minimally invasive or computer-assisted surgical techniques whenever possible to remove the damage joint and properly attach the prosthetic implant.
Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery involves the use of specialized instruments to remove and replace the affected joint. It has numerous benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
- Immensely smaller incision
- Reduced scarring
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Greatly decreased recovery time