Alabama Minimally Invasive Surgery

Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR) are very successful surgical treatments for arthritis of the hip and knee respectively.

Over the last several years hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery has evolved to a Minimally Invasive Surgical MIS technique.

Dr. Kenneth Bramlett, in association with Zimmer Orthopaedic Corporation, collaborated to create the techniques and management tools required to make MIS a safe and routine procedure. Thousands of cases (MIS) clinically reviewed knee and shoulder procedures have been safely performed in the United States in the last three years.

The information below is created in order to allow patients to become more informed, which would allow you the opportunity to consider MIS procedures as an option for your care.

The MIS technique combined with Dr. Bramlett’s Prehabilitation program has been used to treat over 15,000 patients over the last decade. This gives the patient and their family the best opportunity to become independent, mobile, safely return to normal activity in the shortest period of time.

The intent of MIS is:

  • Less tissue trauma – muscles and tendons are avoided or separated, not cut
  • Faster and less painful self-guided rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay – 1-2 days (vs. 3-5 days); many patients go home in less
    than 24 hours
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Faster return to work and daily activities

To find out more about Alabama MIS, click on the following

Alabama MIS- Hip

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Alabama MIS- Knee

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Surgeons if you are interested to find out more about one of the best and most innovative ways to treat patients efficiently, please contact our offices for more information and ask to speak with Dr. Kenneth Bramlett in regards to MIS.