Minimal Incision Surgery
Minimal Incision Surgery involves using a small incision to perform a surgical procedure. The obvious benefit of minimal incision surgery is minimal scarring of the skin. An additional benefit is a minimized infection rate with smaller incisions.
Most incisions heal within 7-14 days, whether it is 1 cm long or 10 cm long, and the reported infection rates are generally less than 3%, for foot & ankle surgery.
The truth is that almost every surgeon performs as small of an incision as necessary, and there are some surgical techniques that provide for smaller incisions and equal, or better, results than traditional open surgery. There is specialized training involved in mastering these techniques.
Some Examples of Minimal Incision Surgery
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Topaz Radiofrequency Ablation (For Tendinitis & Plantar Fasciitis)
- Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
- Percutaneous Fracture Repair
- Percutaneous Tendon Lengthening/Release
At North Austin Foot & Ankle Institute we make every effort to minimize surgical incisions, but we do not compromise the outcome of surgery in order to maintain a smaller incision. Our podiatric surgeon will help explain the benefits and risks of all surgical procedure options.
Is Minimal Incision Surgery right for you? Call us at 512-593-2949 or CLICK HERE to Schedule an Appointment.