Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), also known as percutaneous foot surgery, is a set of surgical techniques to operate through incisions of a few millimeters and to perform the necessary corrections through the use of precise and modern instrumentation. There is no use of laser for this type of intervention, laser can be used in dermatology and ophthalmology, but never to cut bone.
What is necessary is specialized radiology equipment known as fluoroscopy.
It is a low intensity radiological imaging device which provides a real-time internal view of the area to be operated on. As it is a “closed” surgery, it is important to have a view of the area being operated on.
The different alterations susceptible to treatment with percutaneous or minimally invasive surgery can be: hallux valgus, claw or hammer toes, toe shortening, Sastre’s bunion, Haglund’s syndrome, calcaneal spur and tarsal tunnel compression syndromes, among other painful pathologies.
The objective is to respect the muscles, joint capsules, ligaments, tendons and blood vessels in order to restore the biomechanics of a healthy foot in the shortest possible time. The surgical technique is very precise, using specific material, surgical tools and state-of-the-art equipment that, together with the constant training of the surgeon, allows very positive results to be achieved.
It is performed under local anesthesia and after the operation the patient walks on his own feet; with a special postoperative shoe, being able to go home without the need for hospitalization.
The use of minimally invasive surgery helps to avoid fixation materials such as needles, screws, splints or plaster casts, resulting in a quick recovery and promoting minimal pain after the operation.
For this reason, corrective bandages are used to ensure the ideal position for the success of the surgery; they are very comfortable and easy to wear during the recovery period.
Article prepared by Clínica San Román
Date of publication: 18-04-2018
Revision date: 31-01-2020