Many patients facing hip or knee surgery are concerned about what their lives will be like post-surgery. Will they be able to function normally? At Mount Sinai, our commitment to minimally invasive techniques for surgeries on these joints has yielded excellent results.
Two common hip surgeries are hip replacements – most often needed by people with osteoarthritis – and surgery for fractured hips. Surgeons at Mount Sinai have pioneered minimally invasive techniques and instrumentation for both types of surgery, which involve much smaller incisions and dramatically reduced recuperation periods. In both cases, the techniques minimize the amount of muscle cut and preserve the normal tissue as much as possible.
The knee is the largest and one of the most easily injured joints, and knee problems are the most common reason for visiting orthopaedic surgeons. At Mount Sinai, knee surgery – both replacement and repair – is typically done using minimally invasive techniques. Surgeons at Mount Sinai perform two types of minimally invasive knee replacement surgeries designed to preserve as many of the natural structures as possible. Arthroscopic techniques are used for a variety of knee repair surgeries.