Scars can be unsightly, and more people are wanting smoother, blemish-free skin. Surgery is one of those procedures which cause major scars no matter where it is being perform. Often times, post-surgical procedures have people waiting months or even years to recover. What if there was a foot surgery resulting in minimal scaring and a quicker recovery time?
What is minimally invasive surgery?
In minimally invasive surgery, podiatrists often use a plethora of techniques resulting in less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and smaller scars. These techniques use one or smaller, more precise incisions. They can also use small cameras to help navigate and see what the surgeons are doing. New innovations are being made to cover a wider variety of common foot surgeries, making recovery faster.
Minimally Invasive Surgery And You
Minimally Invasive foot surgery can cover some common surgeries, like bunion-shaving or a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. In a normal, open surgery, the surgeon makes one large incision. This can cause a large scar to form after the surgery. It can also cause nerve damage with a long, painful recovery time. Minimally invasive surgery can cut that down by half, so you can return to your normal life sooner.
Similar to most surgeries, minimally invasive surgery can have some risks. There could be complications with the anesthesia, bleeding, and post-surgery infections. These are common among all surgeries. Other than risks associated with normal surgeries, it is typically less risky than traditional surgeries. This is due to the use of smaller surgical tools and more precise incisions.