John J. Christoforetti, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

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

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

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement are

  • Less tissue trauma – muscles and tendons are avoided or separated, not cut
  • Faster and less painful rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring – two incisions of 1½ to 2 inches each, rather than one 10- to 12-inch incision
  • Shorter hospital stay – 1-2 days (vs. 3-5 days); some patients go home in less than 24 hours
  • Reduced blood loss and less need for pre-surgery blood donation
  • Faster return to work and daily activities
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint ReplacementMinimally Invasive Knee Replacement Incisions
  • Minimally Invasive Hip ReplacementMinimally Invasive Hip Replacement Incisions
  • Fellow

    Hawkins Foundation
  • Member

    International Society Hip Arthoscopy
  • Master Instructor, Hip Arthroscopy

    AANA
  • Member

    AOSSM
  • American Hip Institue
  • Consultant

    Arthrex
  • Reviewer

    JSES
  • Reviewer

    American journal Sports Medicine
  • Consultant

    The Notre Dame
  • Assistant Professor

    Drexel University
  • Consultant

    Pittsburgh riverhounds