To treat some of the mentioned pathologies or traumas to the foot and ankle, it is often necessary to resort to surgical interventions. It is important to understand that not all the pathologies mentioned above require surgery.
In cases where surgical intervention is necessary, there are three possible techniques.
As foot surgery is evolving, several types of operations are possible. The proper procedure is selected by the physician according to several criteria such as the evolution and stage of the pathology, the size of the operation area, the purpose of the surgery, the length of hospitalization, the speed of recovery, the possibility of complications, and many other criteria. Indeed, each case can be unique and may need different methods. In any case, there are few differences between the methods. One procedure should not be criticized compared to another.
View our sections and operating techniques for the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies:
Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Surgery
Percutaneous minimally invasive surgery is recognized for its aesthetic appeal and its less aggressive effects on the body. Indeed, this surgery reduces the healing area by introducing instruments equipped with cameras to observe the area to be treated. An instrument called an endoscope is introduced, either through a natural orifice of the body (mouth or anus), or through a small incision of a few millimeters on the skin.
The surgical instruments are then introduced through small incisions to operate on the area.
Therefore, there is no direct visual inspection, but a televised radiographic retransmission is used.
For the operation, surgeons use methods to distend the muscles instead of cutting them to facilitate access to the operating area.
This therefore reduces blood loss, postoperative pain, the frequency of infections and the duration of recovery.