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Foot & Ankle Surgery

With the complexity, and wide variation in pathology seen within the foot and ankle, an individualised treatment approach is an essential part of treatment, but must be evidenced based to achieve optimal results.
Dr Maritz has expertise in the newer minimally invasive techniques, and endeavors to use these if the pathology allows for it.

Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery involves inserting a specialised camera within a joint to visualise and repair damaged structures. This small keyhole approach allows rapid recovery and earlier mobilisation than more traditional open exposures

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Open Surgery

When pathology or deformity is very severe or complex, open surgery may need to be performed. This carries a longer recovery due to the soft tissue needing to heal.

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for the foot is growing exponentially globally due to the overwhelming advantages it offers over traditional surgery. Small burrs are used through tiny holes to perform the surgery, causing less pain, and allowing a more rapid recovery.

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