Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a technique that can be utilized for the surgical treatment and permanent correction of most foot and ankle conditions. MIS surgery, which can be performed in an office or outpatient facility, decreasing the cost, and usually allowing for a faster recovery and better cosmetic outcome. The procedures can be performed utilizing local anesthesia or conscious sedation. Procedures that may be addressed include:
Flatfoot and Hyperpronation
Soft tissue lesions
HOW DOES MIS DIFFER?
Most traditional foot and ankle surgical procedures require large incisions, extensive dissection, and internal fixation to correct foot and ankle pathology. A major factor in the recovery time and discomfort is the amount of soft tissue that is disrupted during traditional surgery. MIS surgery utilizes a small incision with specially designed instruments that allow for less soft tissue disruption. This decreased soft tissue disruption most often reduces the necessity for internal fixation such as pins, screws, and plates and plaster casting. It also accounts for the reduced time of disability and time off work.
MIS has become the trend in almost every type of surgery being performed today. MIS foot and ankle surgery has become a finally tuned art developed over the past 40 years by some of the finest foot and ankle surgeons worldwide. The majority of these surgeons got their exposure to these techniques at one of our numerous American academy seminars held worldwide.