Does minimally invasive surgery improve short-term recovery in total knee arthroplasty?

@article{Cheng2010DoesMI,
  title={Does minimally invasive surgery improve short-term recovery in total knee arthroplasty?},
  author={Tao Cheng and T Liu and Guoyou Zhang and Xiaochun Peng and Xianlong Zhang},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 6},
  pages={1635-48}
}
BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised regarding minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and its possible effect on postoperative functional recovery, complications, and survival rate after TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We specifically asked whether MIS TKA would be associated with (1) increased operative time, (2) reduced blood loss, (3) shortened hospital stay, (4) faster recovery of ROM, (5) higher knee scores, (6) inferior component positioning, and (7) increased complications. METHODS We performed a… CONTINUE READING

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