Minimally invasive surgery

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Surgery performed with smaller incision (cut on the skin)

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

  • Patient experience lesser pain
  • Patients experience lesser bleeding hence reduces the requirement of blood being given during and after surgery
  • Rehabilitation is faster as pain is significantly lesser
  • Patient needs to spend lesser time in the hospital

In which cases can this technique be used?

Minimally invasive surgery can be done for kneereplacements,hip replacements,and certain fractures

Let us see a couple of examples

Shoulder Fracture

Shoulder Fracture

Knee replacement

Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

Hip fractures(intertrochanteric fractures)

Before Surgery

After Surgery

Intertrochanteric Fractures

This a photo of a 80 year old patient who devloped a fracture of her hip ,the clinical photo shows the small size of the inciscions patient was able to walk on the leg the next day

Hip fracture(transcervival)

This was a 78 year old patient who sustained a fracture of the rt hip

X-ray Before Surgery

X-ray After Surgery

3.5 Inch Incision

This is a photo of the surgical inciscion just after the operation as you can see the surgical cut was only 3.5 inches patient was walking the next day after surgery

Thigh bone fracture in a child(femur)

This is a case of a 9 year old boy who sustained a nasty fracture of his thigh bone

Before Surgery

After Surgery

Bone Fracture in a Child

The patient was able to walk the next day with the help of crutches ,no plaster or brace was required

Hand fracture(metacarpal)

This was a 27 year old man with a displaced fracture of the hand bones

Before surgery

After Surgery

Hand Fracture

The patient was operated with a 1 cm cut he was in a plaster for 15 days till his stiches were removed no plaster was required after that he has full range of motion