At Texas Joint Institute, our surgeons are skilled in handling complex cases using methods that are designed to improve joint health. As our understanding of knee replacement evolves, so do our techniques in providing patient care. Minimally invasive procedures lessen bone and tissue trauma, and improve patient outcomes. This is why our surgeons will assess your individual needs to see if muscle-sparing knee replacement is right for you.

What is Muscle Sparing Knee Replacement?

Minimally invasive muscle-sparing knee replacement includes the following:

  • Smaller incision of approximately 4 - 6 inches in length (compared to traditional incisions of approximately 10 - 12 inches).
  • No cutting of the muscle. Traditional knee replacement techniques require a cut of the quadricep tendon and split the muscle.
  • Avoids compression tourniquet around the thigh during the surgery. This leads to less thigh pain and weakness after the procedure.
  • Avoids general anesthesia and breathing tube during the procedure. Instead, this procedure utilizes regional “blocks” to numb the leg.
  • Reduced post-operative pain after surgery.
  • Use of bone preserving implants due to less bone cut during surgery.
  • Increased healing time--on average, patients will not require the use of a walker or cane after two weeks post surgery.
  • Possibility of same-day discharge home after procedure (if desired by the patient and depending on individual patient outcomes).

Take the Hip & Knee Health Risk Assessment to find out if you are a candidate for joint replacement.

Our team of specialists are leaders in joint repair and often work on complex patient cases. Our use of cutting-edge technology drives our ability to get patients back to living a life without pain. If you have any questions about Muscle Sparing Knee Replacement, call Texas Joint Institute at (972) 566-5255.