Minimally invasive foot surgery

Written by: Dr. Eduard Rabat Ribes
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Surgical techniques have evolved increasingly towards minimally invasive procedures that favor quick and easy recovery. All to adapt to the reality of a particularly active society, and some patients who can not afford to lose a lot of time for surgery.


Most common diseases in patients

The most common are bunions and hammertoes. Also some pathologies as progressive adult flatfoot or tarsal tunnel may require surgical intervention also witness. Due to excessive sports they are also recurrent fascitis plantar and Achilles tendon injuries and tibialis posterior.


Application of minimally invasive surgery

Percutaneous minimally invasive surgery is usually applied in the forefoot pathologies such as bunions, hammertoes and metatarsalgia.It is also used for arthroscopy of ankle and foot, in the treatment of chronic ankle laxity chronic ruptures of ligaments and osteochondritis of the talus.

Minimally invasive surgery can also be a resource for those patients who have already undergone one or more surgeries on the foot by serious accidents.


Evolution of foot surgery

This surgery has been adapted to modern life and the specific needs of each patient. Unlike 40 years ago, when the techniques were most uncomfortable and painful, now in most cases, the patient has no pain and can go home the same day of surgery.Thanks to minimally invasive surgery and anesthesia can keep an entire day standing asleep without any negative consequences.


Injury prevention

Specialists in Traumatology recommend using a shoe that protects the sole and heel have some. This footwear to protect your feet well, leaving some space to the fingers.

Similarly, if the patient takes a lot of sport it is convenient to use orthotics to protect the foot. Excessive practice of sport often encourages the appearance of lesions, especially when proper footwear is not used.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Eduard Rabat Ribes
Orthopaedic Surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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