The Minimally Invasive Subvastus technique differs completely from the conventional technique. In the conventional surgery, the skin is cut 15-20cm along with the muscles in front of the knee and thigh, the kneecap is flipped and the thigh and leg bones are separated from each other to perform the conventional surgery resulting in prolonged post-operative pain and recovery. Whereas in the Minimally Invasive Subvastus technique the skin is cut only 8-10cm.The muscles are preserved by pushing them to the side without cutting them. The kneecap is not flipped and the thigh and leg bones are not separated but are cut in place. All these resulting in less pain and quick recovery.
Along with good pain control measures, minimal pain after the surgery is ensured. The patient will be able to lift the leg immediately after the surgery and can stand and walk with support the same day. The knee can be bent unto 90 degrees and the patient will be able to walk at least 100 steps by the 3rd day at the time of discharge. After 2 weeks time, they will be able to walk independently without any support and getting up from the sitting position becomes easy in 1 to 2 months time. Within 2 to 3 months, they will be able to stand for a long time and walk any distance without suffering from any heaviness in the thigh muscles. In other words, the patient tends to forget the knee surgery in 2-3 months and will be able to resume their day to day activities comfortably.