Outpatient total knee arthroplasty with a minimally invasive technique.

@article{Berger2005OutpatientTK,
  title={Outpatient total knee arthroplasty with a minimally invasive technique.},
  author={R. A. Berger and Sheila K. Sanders and Tad Gerlinger and Craig J. Della Valle and Joshua.J. Jacobs and Aaron Glen Rosenberg},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 7 Suppl 3},
  pages={33-8}
}
Fifty consecutive patients were enrolled in this prospective study. This was 37% of the 135 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by one surgeon. The average patient age was 68 years (50-79 years). A comprehensive perioperative management pathway was developed and was implemented, which combined regional anesthesia with a minimally invasive, TKA technique in which the only incision in the capsule and extensor mechanism is a capsular incision from the joint line to the… CONTINUE READING
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