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Fewer Complications With Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

Minimally invasive foot surgery is a contemporary approach to solving foot problems. It involves performing standard foot and ankle surgeries through small incisions, which minimizes soft tissue damage compared to traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive foot surgery utilizes tiny instruments and incisions to address issues like bunions, hammertoes, and more. This approach results in reduced post-operative pain, less swelling, minimal scarring, and a faster return to regular activities. While there is less soft tissue trauma with this type of surgery, bone healing time remains consistent. During recovery, elevation, calf muscle and toe exercises, and avoidance of prolonged foot dependency are essential. If you have foot problems that require surgery, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss whether minimally invasive foot surgery is right for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Crosstown Podiatry. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Wayne, Montclair, and Randolph, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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