Replay of: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty
First Seen: March 23, 2004
7:00 p.m. EST (24:00 UTC)
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
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.