Minimally Invasive Surgery
Broadly speaking a knee replacement surgery can be carried out either through the traditional approach, or newer minimally invasive approach (MIS), also known as quadriceps-sparing approach.
It allows surgeons to insert the same artificial implant through a shorter incision.
This surgical approach avoids trauma to the quadriceps muscle, which is the most important muscle group around the knee, thereby allowing quicker recovery time including walking and knee bending movements.
The less-traumatic nature of the surgical approach may also reduce post-operative pain and diminish the need for rehab and therapy compared to more traditional approaches.
This technique is appropriate for majority patients, however needs expertise from your surgeon to prevent any wound complications or component Malalignment.