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invasive

 [in-va´siv]
1. reaching or taking over surrounding tissues; see invasiveness (def. 2).
2. involving puncture or incision of the skin or insertion of an instrument or injection of foreign material into the body; said of diagnostic techniques and procedures.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·va·sive

(in-vā'siv),
1. Denoting or characterized by invasion.
2. Denoting a procedure requiring insertion of an instrument or device into the body through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

invasive

(ĭn-vā′sĭv)
adj.
a. Of or relating to a disease or condition that has a tendency to spread, especially into healthy tissue: an invasive carcinoma.
b. Of or relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.

in·va′sive·ly adv.
in·va′sive·ness n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

invasive

adjective Medtalk
1. Interventional Referring to therapy in which mucocutaneous barriers are violated–eg, invasive cardiology. Cf Non-invasive.
2. Diffuse, infiltrating Referring to the spread of a lesion, usually understood to be CA, beyond confining or natural boundaries. Cf Encapsulated.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·va·sive

(in-vā'siv)
1. Denoting or characterized by invasion.
2. Denoting a procedure requiring insertion of an instrument or device into the body through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

invasive

1. Involving entry to the body through a natural surface, usually referring to entry for diagnostic purposes.
2. Having a natural tendency to spread, as of a cancer.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Invasive

A diagnostic test that invades healthy tissue; in the case of venography, through an incision in a healthy vein.
Mentioned in: Thymoma, Venography
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·va·sive

(in-vā'siv)
Denoting a procedure requiring insertion of an instrument or device into the body through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about invasive

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00220#Understand the Procedure

good luck!!

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00405

and you may also watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm6_qxd3P3Q

Take care,

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