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Who is Eligible for Swift-Path Knee Surgery?

Who is Eligible for Swift-Path Knee Surgery

The SwiftPath Method uses a combination of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques, patient education, and modern pain management and a reduction in narcotic use to mobilize patients early after their knee surgery. Whereas traditional knee surgery can take up to six months for a full recovery, SwiftPath knee surgery patients are often able to return to their daily activities in as little as three to four weeks!

Anyone who qualifies for minimally invasive knee surgery can be eligible for SwiftPath knee surgery. The patient has to be willing and able to undergo the JointCamp training and complete the surgeon-authored Patient Guide – that’s it!

SwiftPath surgeons all engage in stringent MIS training, help patients complete their Patient Guides, and then keep up with patient recovery through an online cloud-based tracking platform. The SwiftPath tracking allows surgeons to follow patient progress and adjust treatment plans to the patient’s individual needs.  Tracking all of their patients’ recoveries also helps surgeons make improvements to the SwiftPath program based on the anecdotal evidence they gather.

By engaging patients in the pre-surgery, surgical, and post-op process, the SwiftPath Method lessens the need for opioid pain medications, shortens recovery times, and lessens the risk of complications. Smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and increased patient compliance all result in lower infection rates and higher patient satisfaction. The SwiftPath method is dedicated to making the surgical process easier and less frightening for patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. By lessening dependency on painkillers through the use of periarticular injections, over the counter anti-inflammatories, and early mobilization, the SwiftPath method makes knee surgery safer for the patient and their family.

When executed properly, the SwiftPath method can make knee surgery recovery shorter, less painful, and less of a burden on your way of life than traditional knee surgery. For more information on SwiftPath knee surgery, contact us today at 907-644-6055.

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