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Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

Your New Jersey podiatrist usually doesn’t recommend surgery for you at first. The best course of treatment starts with the least invasive remedies. But if they prove ineffective, surgery may be necessary. At podiatrist office in New Jersey you can rely on Dr. Velimir Petkov to perform minimally invasive foot surgery, which takes less time to complete and recover from. Learn your options; call Premier Podiatry today.

Minimally invasive foot surgery is the latest in corrective surgery that helps you overcome foot injuries and disorders. When you need a way to alleviate heel pain, toe pain, foot pain or even ankle pain and conservative methods haven’t delivered pain relief, surgery may be your last option. With the help of the most appropriate minimally invasive foot surgery, your New Jersey podiatrist can remove the cause of your pain.

The most common cause for foot problems — including sprained ankles and foot or ankle fractures — is wearing ill-fitting or improper shoes for various activities. When the front part of the shoe squashes your toes, corns and calluses develop. A poor choice of shoes is the reason why most home-care instructions from podiatrists include warnings against wearing high heels or shoes that are unsuitable for flat feet.

Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery

Why You May Need Foot Surgery

Keep in mind that surgery is always the final resort for painful foot and ankle problems. Clifton, New Jersey podiatrist like Dr. Velimir Petkov at Premier Podiatry recommends minimal invasive foot surgery to resolve issues that more conservative treatment methods haven’t helped. The specific types of foot surgery and their purpose include:

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Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery

Traditional surgeries usually require a hospital setting. But you can get minimal invasive foot surgery in your podiatrist’s office. Consider the difference in incision sizes, too. Traditional surgery requires about a 50mm incision, while the maximum size for an incision in minimally invasive foot surgery is 3mm. Additionally, minimally invasive foot surgery offers benefits that include:

  • Stress on your foot is minimal since the incision size is so small.
  • You experience less post-operative discomfort as the smaller incision heals.
  • There’s less risk of an infection as damage to soft tissues and muscles is rare.
  • You recover more quickly than from a traditional surgery.
  • Your podiatrist needs a shorter surgery time than traditional surgery.
  • Less anesthesia is required for minimally invasive surgery because you don’t need to be in such a deep sleep state for the surgery; local numbing often is all that’s needed.
  • You have less scarring, again due to the smaller incisions.
  • You experience much less blood loss than from a traditional surgery.

Diabetic foot patients especially benefit. If a needed surgery is done traditionally, the risk of complications is higher than with minimal invasive foot surgery.

How to Get Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery

Before you get the surgery, a qualified podiatrist Dr. Petkov takes a complete medical history to prevent any complications during the procedure. To confirm your diagnosis, you also may need some tests, like a digital x-ray or a diagnostic ultrasound. These tests also confirm that your foot condition hasn’t worsened.

Local anesthesia helps numbs the pain during the procedure. Your NJ Podiatrist uses special surgical tools to make small incisions. Depending on the type of foot treatment you require, your foot doctor inserts a cannula, through which a camera and other instruments are inserted. Most minimal invasive foot surgeries take less than two hours.

Aftercare Requirements

Minimally invasive foot surgery doesn’t require hospitalization. You can go home or to work straight from the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, your foot gets a special orthopedic shoe that allows you to walk. You don’t need crutches or a wheelchair unless you’re obese or have other leg problems, such as arthritis.

During the first few days after your procedure, you need to keep your foot elevated above your heart and take medication for the pain as needed. Swelling in the foot is normal. For some, it can take up to six months for the swelling to completely go down, while for others, it can take up to a year. Get the treatment you need to resolve your foot pain and other health issues; contact Premier Podiatry today.

Page Updated on Apr 12, 2022 by Velimir Petkov, DPM (Podiatrist) of Premier Podiatry

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