Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is a type of surgery to replace a damaged knee joint. Minimally invasive surgery uses two or more small cuts (incisions) instead of one large incision. The procedure is done by an orthopedic surgeon. This is a healthcare provider with special training in treating bone, joint, and muscle problems.
What to tell your healthcare provider
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. This includes over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen. It also includes vitamins, herbs, and other supplements. And tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have had any recent changes in your health, such as an infection or fever
- Are sensitive or allergic to any medicines, latex, tape, or anesthesia (local and general)
- Are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
Tests before your surgery
Before your surgery, you may need imaging tests. These may include ultrasound, X-rays, CT scan, or MRI.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call:
- SBL Bonutti Clinic at 217 342-3400, or
- SBL Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 217 238-3435
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