Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty with an optimized subvastus approach

Mark W. Pagnano, Michael Meneghini

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A modified subvastus approach to the knee that markedly facilitates minimally invasive (MIS) knee replacement surgery is described. Using a readily available set of retractors the surgeon can perform the surgery without guesswork and without free-hand cuts, thereby maintaining surgical accuracy and patient safety. This MIS-optimized subvastus approach is a reliable, reproducible and efficient means of performing MIS total knee arthroplasty. The technique is amenable to step-wise surgeon learning and can be applied to a wide range of patients who require total knee arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Minimally invasive
  • Results
  • Technique
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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