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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Action

Whenever possible, MultiCare’s orthopedic surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures. These procedures restore function just as well as traditional surgery, but are performed through a small incision, often the size of a dime. This means hospital stay time is reduced, risk of infection is reduced, scarring and pain is reduced and overall healing time is reduced.

For these reasons, minimally invasive procedures are becoming more common and are the preferred surgical method among physicians for cases where it applies.

Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery offers a number of patient benefits including:

  • Smaller incisions and scars
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Reduced risk of complications

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