My name is Lezanne Bowman, I am 46 years old, and Dr. Zehr changed my life! For six months, I lived with excruciating pain in my right hip. I consulted a chiropractor and physical therapist, neither of which were able to provide any relief or a correct diagnosis. I then consulted with an orthoped...

Lezanne Bowman

I received excellent care and would recommend Dr. Zehr to anyone.

Dennis R. Mclean

Excellent all around!

Deborah Huckins

I don’t have enough positives to describe Dr. Zehr and his entire staff. From the first phone “hello” until the final post op “see you later”, I was treated with the utmost respect and was well educated for each step of my joint replacement surgery. Although dreaded, the surgery and re...

Dr. Jay Jones

If knee surgery could be considered pleasant, Dr. and staff made it as pleasant as possible. After 5 weeks, I was fishing on our 21-foot center console and even hooked a tarpon. Wish my right knee felt as good. That will be next.

Fred Amerspek

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement at the Zehr Center in Florida

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Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is a term that is commonly used to describe several variations in the surgical approach to the knee joint. These techniques are evolved to reduce the tissue trauma associated with surgery. The goal is to reduce postoperative discomfort, speed up recovery, and reduce the intrinsic stiffness that comes with bigger, more traditional surgical incisions.

The variations are termed: quad sparing, subvastus and mid vastus splitting and short parapatellar.  All of these methods a ways to enter the knee joint and not disrupt the tendon that extends the knee or flips the knee cap over.  These more traditional techniques contribute to considerably more pain and increased levels of stiffness in the post operative knee.

Successful Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally invasive total knee replacement, using any of these techniques that a skilled surgeon will know, allows for the proper implantation of a total knee replacement through a smaller 4-5 inch incision rather than the larger, more painful 8- 10-inch incision. This can be done without compromising the alignment and balance of the knee which is so critical to proper function.

It is important to choose an orthopedic surgeon who is experienced and highly skilled in this type of minimally invasive knee surgery. For more information please call Dr. Zehr at 239-596-0100.

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