Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS):
The following minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgical (MIS) procedures are practiced at the lancashire foot clinic for carefully selected cases.
MIS for ankle joint arthroscopy.
MIS for subtalar joint arthroscopy.
MIS for Big toe joint arthroscopy.
MIS for posterior Heel pain / calcaneoplasty.
MIS Bunion correction. (for suitable cases only)
MIS Big toe joint bone removal, (Cheilectomy)
MIS lesser toe deformity correction.
How is minimally invasive forefoot surgery performed?
At Lancashire Foot Clinic, we may offer the most advanced techniques for suitable cases to achieve successful treatment & optimal recovery.
The surgeon makes several 3 mm incisions through which to perform the correction using a 2 mm diameter cutting device to shave or cut the bone in a controlled manner under x-ray guidance.
Where shaving excess bone from the foot the surgeon then carefully removes this unwanted bone. If a correction is needed the correct position is attained and a screw is placed in the bone to maintain this position until the bone heals. These screws are small and designed to sit inside the bone reducing their need for removal.
It is important that minimally invasive forefoot surgery is carried out by a specialist foot and ankle surgeon with extensive experience of open forefoot surgery, which forms the fundamentals of this technique.
Suitability for minimally invasive forefoot surgery
Specialist expertise ensures that treatment is most appropriate for each individual patient.
After having a specialist consultation & assessment we can advise whether minimally invasive forefoot surgery is appropriate for you. Typically, patients with mild to moderate deformities are suitable for this type of ‘keyhole’ surgery.
Our surgeon provides expert advice on all aspects of foot & ankle surgery. His aim is to ensure that the treatment he provides at his clinic leads to the best possible outcome for our patients.vasive manner, which means that patients can have the predictable recovery that is associated with open forefoot surgery but with much less damage to the skin & soft tissues.