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Principals of Minimally Invasive 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.

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction​

Minimally Invasive Bunion surgery is fast becoming the preferred technique around the world to treat bunions, as it allows for immediate full weight bearing, earlier recovery and less pain when compared to traditional open techniques.

The image shows a detailed, close-up view of a foot during bunyon correction, specifically with attention to a device that is on the big toe. A gloved hand is holding the foot in place, suggesting a medical context and the treatment of the foot. In the shallow-focused background, an individual is visible, partially resembling the figure of a patient, with possible elements of a green shirt, a plant, and perhaps books.
The image presents a pair of feet viewed from above, standing against the background of a wooden floor. The skin on the feet shows signs of mild texture, either from natural dryness or other minor skin imperfections.

Minimally Invasive Bunionette

Bunionettes are painful bumps on the outside of the foot by the 5th toe which make shoe wear painful. A minimally invasive corrections allows for immediate weightbearing and alleviates the pressure pain from shoes.

Minimally Invasive Hammer Toe Correction

Hammer toes and lessor toe pathology has a reputation of poor outcomes with open surgery. Minimally Invasive techniques provide a good correction without disturbing biomechanics or soft tissues, which was the issue with traditional open surgery.

The image predominantly depicts two feet nurturing a close relationship with nature, standing on a yellow sand surface. There are subtle complexities in their posture: both feet cast a shadow onto the sand, the toes are slightly curled under, hinting at the texture of the surface beneath. Observably, the big toe on the left foot exhibits a tint of red and a small white mole marks the big toe on the right foot. With no other significant objects or vivid details in the background, the focus is drawn and kept mainly on the human features manifesting against the sandy canvas.

Minimally Invasive Haglunds Resection

Haglunds syndrome and insertional achilles tendinopathy can be a debilitating disorder causing painful bony outgrowths at the back of the heel with severe swelling of the achilles tendons. Traditional open surgery for this is brutal, but the minimally invasive technique allows for a much less painful and rapid recovery.

Minimally Invasive Metatarsal Osteotomies (DMMO’s) for Metatarsalgia

Pain under the forefoot with callouses is called metatarsalgia. Traditionally a difficult problem to resolve with older open surgery, but the newer DMMO’s has revolutionised the management of this difficult problem.