This is the first comprehensive reference on minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery of the hip and knee. MIS techniques are gaining popularity worldwide because they are associated with lower morbidities and quicker recoveries than older, invasive procedures. The contributors are world-renowned surgeons who are proponents of MIS techniques in hip and knee arthroplasty. They describe surgical techniques in a step-by-step fashion, supported by instructive photographs and line drawings. Each chapter includes indications, contra-indications, surgical techniques and practical advice, post-operative management, and clinical results.
Orthopedists, residents, fellows
Table of contents
1. Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.- Part I. The Hip: 2. Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Two-Incision Approach. 3. Minimal Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty.- Part II. The Knee: 4. Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty: Indications and Technique. 5. Instrumentation for Unicondylar Knee Replacement. 6. Surgical Approach and Early Results of Minimally Invasive Surgical Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty. 7. Unicondylar Knee Surgery: Development of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach. 8. Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement. 9. Minimal Incision Surgical Unicondylar Knee Surgery: The European Experience. 10. Minimal Incision Total Knee Arthroplasty. 11. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Total Knee Arthroplasty.