What is Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery?
Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery allows the surgeon to use techniques that decrease the number and size of incisions that need to be made to help you achieve the expected outcome with less pain, less swelling, less recovery time and less scars.
What foot and ankle conditions can be treated with Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery?
The most common conditions treated with minimally invasive surgery are: bunion surgery, hammer toe surgery, corn removal surgery, plantar fasciitis surgery, heel spur surgery, big toe arthritis surgery and ankle arthroscopy surgery.
What are the risks and benefits of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery?
As with any surgery the risks that are present with MIS are the same as with conventional open surgery. The risks include: infection, swelling, pain, reocurrance.
With MIS, patients typically decrease their risks of infection, pain and swelling. They have smaller and less visible sometimes non visible scars. Less chance of blood loss, less damage to muscles and other soft tissues, anxd a shorter less painful recovery time.