What is Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery?

Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery utilize “keyhole” incisions, employing specialized instruments, cameras, and intra-operative x-rays. This approach allows surgeons to access damaged areas while safeguarding surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) employs smaller and fewer incisions, minimizing damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and surrounding structures. This technique results in reduced pain, scarring, and often facilitates a faster recovery. Patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery typically experience a quicker return to daily life and activities, with a decreased reliance on pain medication.

Additional Benefits:

  • Less Swelling: Minimally invasive procedures are associated with reduced post-operative swelling.
  • Decreased Wound Infections: The risk of wound infections is lower due to smaller incisions.
  • Less Blood Loss: Minimized incisions contribute to decreased blood loss during surgery.
  • Less Post-Operative Pain: Patients often experience reduced pain after minimally invasive procedures.

Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery effectively addresses various foot and ankle conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle osteochondral lesions
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneal (heel) fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Great toe arthritis
  • Haglunds and heel spurs
  • Hammer toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Peroneal tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery offers a patient-friendly approach, promoting quicker recovery, reduced discomfort, and improved outcomes. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned conditions, consulting with our specialists at South Bend Orthopedic can help determine if minimally invasive surgery is the right option for you.