Tissue Sparing Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery
Tissue sparing surgery is surgical philosophy implying a high respect for human tissue and the function of the human body. Its aims are to reduce surgical damage and optimize functional recovery for patients.
In a broad sense, tissue sparing surgery encompasses arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, and partial joint replacement.
Minimally invasive surgery is being used to revamp and improve hip and knee replacement surgery. The basic premise with MIS is to avoid cutting the major muscles and tendons surrounding the hip and knee joints, thus minimizing the surgical trauma to the patient. Less surgical trauma translates into less pain, less scarring and faster recovery time.
In short, minimally invasive surgery spares tissue and improves patients’ lives after knee and hip replacement.
Tissue Sparing Benefits
- Faster healing
- Less scarring
- Decreased pain
- Increased mobility