Advantages of Minimal Incision Surgical Treatments

31 de January de 2020

Surgical treatments


percutaneous foot surgery

also called Minimal incision surgery, is a surgical technique in which a small incision of between 1 mm and 7 mm is made on the area to be treated, correcting the origin of pain in the patient, and being at the aesthetic level undoubtedly also the best option as it will allow the patient to use all types of footwear..


This procedure is sometimes mistakenly referred to as laser surgery, but no such technology is used. What allows the intervention to be of short duration and the recovery to be extremely fast are the expert hands of professionals in the area in which they have been educated and trained for years, together with the development of sophisticated instrumentation.

Surgeons work on bones, tendons and ligaments of the foot through very small incisions, using a fluoroscope (X-ray tube) as a guide.


Bandaged foot


The advantages of percutaneous
percutaneous foot surgery
are numerous:

Local anesthesia is used instead of general anesthesia, which greatly reduces the risks associated with the latter;

  • Tissue damage is minimal, thanks to the help of the fluoroscope that allows real-time internal imaging. Therefore, postoperative pain is much less than in open surgery and recovery is faster.
  • This intervention is performed in an operating room, being an outpatient procedure that does not require hospitalization.
  • The patient will be able to quickly adapt again to his daily and work activities, always following the indications of the specialist regarding the bandage and the use of an appropriate post-surgical shoe. Driving will not be possible due to the bandage and physical activity should be suspended for one to two months depending on its intensity.
  • It is supported by excellent results (more than 80% success rate), with a low probability of recurrence of the deformity.



These surgical treatments are used in cases of mild or moderate bunions, claw toes, hammer toes, tailor’s bunion, calcaneal fasciitis, diabetic foot, rheumatic foot, callus under the nail or between toes, among others.

Anyone interested in this type of surgery should go to a clinic specialized in the area and put themselves in the hands of experts who will evaluate the situation.


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Date of publication: 10-08-2017

Revision date: 31-01-2020


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