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  1. Hanney, William J. DPT, PhD
  2. Kolber, Morey J. PT, PhD
  3. Pabian, Patrick DPT
  4. Rothschild, Carey E. DPT
  5. Garcia, Ashley N. DPT
  6. Stone, Kellie M. DPT


Knee arthroplasty (KA) is a well know surgical option for individuals with advanced joint pathology. Few areas in orthopedics have advanced so dramatically over the past few decades as KA, with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approaches affording patients decreased postoperative pain and surgical trauma as well as faster recovery times and earlier hospital discharge. Given advances in surgical technology favoring MIS and early recovery, it is not unreasonable to question whether traditional rehabilitation programs are providing the necessary prescription intensity for maximizing outcomes. This article discusses MIS KA and presents an accelerated rehabilitation protocol designed to compliment MIS approaches for KA.