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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.