What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
It is surgery in which we make small puncture incision(s) to do the necessary corrections, in our case, in the feet/toes. Depending on the incision site, we may insert a stitch or just tape up the small hole(s) with steri strip.
What surgeries can be done in the feet/toes utilizing MIS techniques?
Plantar fasciotomy/Heel spur removal
Neuroma decompression surgery
Pros of MIS?
Less post-operative pain. Most patients do not need opoids for pain relief after the surgery.
No hardware issues.
Local anesthesia, therefore, no effects of general anesthesia or local sedation.
Minimal surgical trauma. Minimal bleeding.
Decrease chances of infections.