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. It is an alternative to traditional open surgery.
What surgeries can be done in the feet/toes utilizing MIS techniques?
Bone spurs, bony bumps
Plantar fasciotomy/Heel spur removal
Neuroma decompression surgery
Panacos graft procedure for stubborn warts or multiple warts
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 tissue/bone exposure. Minimal bleeding.
Decrease chances of infections.