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Why Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Surgery Should Be Patient-Centric

Author: Jimmy Chow, M.D.

Are you thinking about having a minimally invasive hip or knee replacement? If so, there has never been a better time for minimally invasive surgery – but it all depends on where you go for treatment. At Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, my colleagues and I use state-of-the-art technology and techniques that allow many patients who undergo complex joint replacement surgery to walk on the same day of their procedure. Some of the procedures offered at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute aren’t available anywhere else in Arizona.

While we focus on advanced minimally invasive surgery, there’s one thing that’s more important than the technology or the surgical approach: the patient.

The patient-centric approach isn’t a preference. It’s mandatory.

Here’s why. The entire philosophy behind minimally invasive surgery should be that the patient’s best interests are prioritized over the surgeon or practice’s interests. In other words, you aren’t prescribed the knee replacement du jour. Rather, your surgeon at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute will work with you to select a minimally invasive surgery that’s right for your particular anatomy and lifestyle.

Besides the methodology of the surgery itself, a patient-centric approach includes:

  • Embracing technology as it becomes available
  • Bloodless and tourniquet-less techniques
  • Progressive anesthesia care
  • Alternative surgical wound care

This also extends to: anticipatory medical care, multi-modal pain control, graduated physical therapy, and patient communication.

Minimally Invasive Surgery  – Outcomes-Driven Practice

The Hedley Orthopaedic Institute is an outcomes-driven practice. That means that our single biggest concern is that you, as a patient, are doing well. This patient-centered philosophy is something that my partners and I have not only embraced, but continue to educate other physicians about around the world. We believe that in this changing healthcare environment patient outcomes will be the future. We are proud to be at the forefront of this evolving field. Find out how we can help you

Learn more about minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. Or, schedule an appointment by calling 602-553-3113. You can also schedule an appointment online.
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.

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