Percutaneous FOOT SURGERY
Percutaneous surgery of the foot is a minimally invasive procedure that consists of correcting the damaged bone and soft tissues of the foot through a small incision of two or three millimeters, not large cuts (this is usually 5-6cm) which are used in traditional “open” surgery.
This includes the application of new technologies with the goal of performing a complete surgery through a small incision which is performed under local anesthetic of the foot nerve and under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
- It is performed under local anesthesia
- walking restored immediately.
- The patient enters and exits the operating theater on his own two feet
- Hospitalization is not required, there is no lying in the hospital go home the same day.
- The procedure is performed at a ordinary clinic
There is less pain after surgery. The pain is minimal compared to traditional surgery because there is a lot less traumatized soft tissue. 95% patients said they did not need to take any painkillers. No specific implants that are fixed to adjust bones. It is not necessary to carry a cast, just wear a special shoe that allows the patient to travel on his feet. This allows patients to return to work immediately or within a very short time. Small incisions reduce potential complications and scarring.
Economic benefits: hospitalization is just a few hours.
- Little, but there is no surgical procedure that in itself does not carry the risk of potential complications.
Indications for percutaneous surgery of the foot are::
- bunions (hallux valgus, bunions)
- chronic pain in the foot,
- tarsal tunnel syndrome,
- tarsal sinus syndrome,
- subungual exostosis.
Link for minimally invasive surgery of the foot:
Association for the treatment of chronic wounds