Jiffy Knee – Private Total Knee Replacement in the USA

In the field of total joint replacements, doctors are always searching for new, innovative techniques to minimize pain and speed up patients’ recovery. This month we will be introducing Jiffy Knee, a new technique to perform a total knee replacement. Our first blog is an introduction and explanation of what it is.

Jiffy Knee method was developed by Dr. Manish Patel. Dr. Patel is a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery) with extra training, Fellowship, in Sports Medicine. This specialization in Sports Medicine combined with his experience allowed him to create a new technique, called Jiffy Knee. At the center of his method is soft tissue preservation during knee replacement.

Under the traditional knee replacement, surgeons cut the quadricep tendon and then stitch it back after the surgery. The quadricep tendon is a key component for walking and climbing. It is on the top of your knee. You can feel it moving if you place your hand on top of your knee and bend your knee.  No wonder the recovery after a total knee replacement can take a while and require a lot of physiotherapy. If you have a scar on the front of your knee after your total knee replacement, that is a traditional approach.

Jiffy Knee technique avoids this cutting. Trained in Jiffy Knee method surgeons use specialized instruments and technique to gently lift and slide the muscle aside. This way, only the skin and the capsule are cut. The entire approach is not from the front but from the medial (inside of the knee) side of the knee. You can also put your hand on the medial side of the knee and feel and bend it. Do you notice the difference in movement between the front and side?

Needless to say, there is less pain and the recovery time is shorter with this technique. Please check our blog next Wednesday for more benefits of Jiffy Knee. Health Vantis works with an orthopedic surgeon who is trained Jiffy Knee method and also offers bundled pricing for Canadian patients. Bundled pricing means one price for all medical components of surgery – professional, facility, and anesthesia.  If you are interested in finding out more about Jiffy Knee, please give us a call tool free 877 344 3544 or email us info@healthvnatis.com

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