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A recent trend in surgery has nearly become standard. Read more to find out what makes a procedure minimally invasive and how it can benefit the patient.
Surgeries that are categorized as minimally invasive involve one or a few small incisions as opposed to traditional open surgeries. At roughly three inches long, these small incisions minimize damage to the muscles surrounding the entry point, thereby, speeding up healing and recovery times.
Benefits of minimally invasive procedures include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Smaller, less noticeable scars
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Minimal damage to muscle and skin
- Faster and easier rehabilitation
- Quicker return to daily activities
- Procedures available on an outpatient basis
If you or someone you know is considering a surgical procedure for treatment, ask about
minimally invasive alternatives. Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has expert doctors available to discuss a variety of treatment options for any orthopedic condition. Schedule an appointment by calling (877) 619-9494.