Percutaneous foot surgery

Definition

Percutaneous foot surgery is minimally invasive. It consists practicing the correction of impaired bone and soft tissues of the foot through a small incision of two or three millimeters, rather than a large incision (that is usually six inches) used in traditional open surgery.

It includes the application of new technologies designed to practice small incision surgery and it is performed under local anesthesia of the foot nerves that are sensitive to the specific surgical site with the patient relaxed and under the care of an anesthesiologist.

The bone structures are identified under vision image intensifier with low radiation or Fluoroscan.

Advantages

  • It is performed under local anesthesia
  • The gait is restored immediately. The patient enters and leaves the operating room on foot.
  • No hospitalization is required. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
  • There is less pain after surgery because the soft tissues are minimally traumatized. 95% of operated patients say that they did not need to take any painkillers.
  • No nails or screws are required to hold the correction.
  • Plasters are not required. Only a gauze bandage and a special shoe are postoperatively used.
  • It allows the possibility to return to work immediately.
  • Small incisions reduce complications and scarring or the need for plaster. Only gauze bandages and a special shoe are postoperatively used.
  • Economic Benefits: The hospitalization is only for a few hours.

Risks

No surgical intervention is without risk, whether derived from local anesthesia, or specific to the type of surgery performed, or the patient themselves.

More frequent applications: Bunions or Hallux Valgus, Metartasalgia, Morton's neuroma, Heel Spur, Tailor's Bunion, Mallet toe and Hammertoe, Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Sinus tarsi syndrome and Subungual Osteochondroma.

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