Dr. Penenberg has established the Foundation for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) of the Hip & Knee. The purpose of the Foundation is to establish and sponsor clinical studies to identify the advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Studies will review the clinical outcomes of Minimally Invasive Surgery in hip and knee arthroplasty patients. Study protocols will assess specific prosthesis, anesthetic techniques, surgical approaches, and the efficacy of specific Physical Therapy modalities.
The Foundation will support research for the development of new surgical instrumentation to allow broader application of MIS principles. Minimally Invasive Surgery significantly reduces pain and postoperative bleeding. MIS arthroplasty reduces the need for postoperative pain medicines. We believe that less traumatic hip and knee replacement will allow patients a shorter recovery time and a faster return to their active lifestyles with less pain, less trauma, and more freedom of movement.