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Replay of: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty

First Seen: March 23, 2004
7:00 p.m. EST (24:00 UTC)

   
Minimally Invasive Primary Total Knee Replacement Surgery
 

TIFTON, GA.- See a replay of a "Minimally Invasive Primary Total Knee Replacement" procedure from the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia. The surgical presentation demonstrates the latest evolution in TKR techniques using smaller instruments to allow smaller incisions.

 
 
Minimally Invasive Primary Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Jim Scott, MD, founder and president of the Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic performed the surgery. Keith Berend, MD, from the Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio, was in the OR with Dr. Scott as the moderator for the surgical presentation and answered email questions during the live webcast.

According to Dr. Scott, "As the instruments have improved, they've become smaller, more reliable, and as that has evolved, the incisions have gone from ten inches to eight to six. And now people are pushing the envelope to three and four inch incisions." Dr. Scott adds that the benefits of smaller incisions for patients are less bleeding, less disruption of tissue, and an accelerated recovery time.



The webcast uses Realplayer to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows. Viewers can download a free copy of the player here.

It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players or subscription plans. The free basic player is all that is required to view the surgery.


 

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