We specialize in minimally invasive knee surgery, a quadriceps-sparing technique that allows rapid rehabilitation following total knee replacement, including faster return to full knee motion with markedly improved pain control and shorter hospital stays.
In other words, we can perform a total knee arthroplasty—resurfacing the femur, tibia, and knee cap, as well as re-aligning the leg—through a small incision.
Learn about the anatomy of the knee, common conditions we see, our approach, and additional resources.
Anatomy of the Knee
The knee is the largest and strongest joint in your body. It is made up of the lower end of the femur (thigh bone), the upper end of the tibia (shin bone), and the patella (kneecap).
The three bones meet at your knee joint, where they are covered with a smooth substance known as articular cartilage. This protects and cushions the bones as you move, and that in turn is surrounded by a thin sack that provides nutrition to the cartilage.
Learn more about common knee conditions we see, including an overview, cause, symptoms, and treatment.
We always strive for the least invasive procedure possible.
Facilitated through advanced knee instrumentation tools designed
by innovative surgeons and engineers, the technique we use is performed
without cutting any major muscle or tendon in the front of the knee cap.
This decreases post-operative pain and leaves quadriceps muscle
strength above the knee almost fully intact the day after surgery. This
also facilitates more comfortable range of motion and rapid return to
bending, standing, and walking without a walker or crutches.
Like the two-incision total hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive
total knee arthroplasty is not for everyone. Consult with your
physician if interested in this recent advance in surgery.