Four key questions about the surgery ecoguide

Written by: Dr. Manuel Villanueva Martínez
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is ultrasound - guided surgery?

The ultrasound - guided surgery is a way to operate without opening. The surgeon uses ultrasound to locate a structure and incisions of 1 or 2 mm., With a specific instrument, goes under the skin and tissues, watching at all times instrumental not to damage anything and performs the operation without open, with minimal surgical aggression and with a much faster recovery.


What are its advantages?

The main advantages of the ultrasound-guided surgery is that as we only incisions of 1 or 2 mm., We do not open, do not give points, the recovery is very fast, there is hardly any bleeding, there is almost no pain, and we can do even operations time: two hands, or both feet. Are done on an outpatient basis, the patient enters and this is often periods of low or zero very few days. This is a huge step forward, and all this, the medical team AVANFI has been recognized for the first time in the history of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with several awards for our work and our techniques ultramínimamente ecoguide invasive surgery.


What kind of conditions can this surgery used?

There are already many indications invasive surgery ecoguide ultramínimamente. We operate hand in the carpal tunnel syndrome, which is the most common peripheral neuropathy, with incisions of 1 mm. local anesthetic. The patient moves his hands instantly. Control with ultrasound the position of our instrumental. The Dupuytren, retraction of the fingers, the fingers are clipped on, the epicondylitis, the famous tennis elbow or epicondylitis, elbow golfer, compartment syndromes, effort of motorcyclists, other athletes ... In the lower limb, morton's neuroma, that unpleasant burning sensation and pain in the feet. The fasciosis plant, the most common cause of heel pain, chronic tendinopathy of Achilles, patellar tendon. In pediatric orthopedics has many applications in children with paralysis, spasticity, we can perform almost without lengthening aggression shrunken tendons and enhance them march with minimal aggression. All this without points, with local anesthesia, with incisions of 1 or 2 mm. and on an outpatient basis without hospitalization.


Is there any risk?

There are no specific risks of invasive surgery ecoguide ultramínimamente the contrary, we were able, thanks to this way of operating for a minimum aggression, overcoming contraindications. That is, some patients who were not considered suitable for conventional surgery now can operate with this new technique, the new era of surgery, ultrasound-guided surgery.

The risks, if the surgeon does ultrasonographic sufficient training prior may be damaging any structure as with any surgery, but on the contrary, all are advantages, there are no specific risks of this surgery but also, needless to say, is a surgery fits-all diseases. It has its indications.


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By Dr. Manuel Villanueva Martínez
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Villanueva Martinez is a licensed surgeon by the Autonomous University of Madrid and Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. It is the first Spanish traumatologo awarded by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS ), now 4 times, for various surgical techniques in the field of reconstructive lacirugia hip, knee and foot and for the first time in the field of surgery ultra-guided minimally invasive ultrasound in sports medicine and traumatology. Noted for its advances in the treatment of sports injuries. Their commitment is to provide patients the latest techniques through its pursuit of excellence, innovation and multidisciplinary surgical treatment whenever possible. Author of six surgical techniques included in the catalog of continuing formation of the ( AAOS ), cofounder of the Platform Avanfi and director of the Sports Medicine Institute.

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