Latest Knee Replacement Technology in 2020

Over the years, the field of science has developed knee replacement techniques. The latest is the Minimally-invasive quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement. This is a novel technique where surgeons insert time-tested reliable knee replacement implants via a shorter incision with the help of surgery. This helps to prevent trauma to the quadriceps muscle, the most important muscle group in the knee area. 

This technique is also called the quadriceps-sparing knee replacement. It uses a 3-4 inches incision and recovery time is quicker as it allows patients to move within some weeks after the surgery. 

The benefits of this latest knee replacement technology include:

  • Patients get muscle control and strength more quickly than those who undergo conventional knee replacement. This is because during this procedure, the tendon and quadriceps muscles are not divided in and the kneecap is not flipped out of the way.
  • Chances of postoperative pain are minimal. This is also because of the small size of the incision and the cut does not affect the tendon and quadriceps muscle.
  • This is also an equally reliable and safe procedure as the traditional knee replacement. It is a surgical technique that permits the use of time-tested implants. This means that while it is a new approach, the new implants have a proven track record.

However, this latest knee replacement procedure poses several risks when compared to the traditional total knee replacement. It is important to note that the procedure is new, and it is more challenging than conventional knee replacement.