MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY Frequently Asked Questions

Many podiatrists provide very little in the form of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) options for their patients. Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic provides this option to our patients and has for several years now.  These techniques revolutionized the surgical treatment of many foot and ankle conditions. 

  • Smaller surgery scars
  • Less risk of infection
  • Minimal post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • No hospital stay
  • Quicker return to work and normal activities

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WHAT CAN
MINIMALLY INVASIVE
PROCEDURES TREAT?

Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories. Sometimes combining these modalities can magnify the effects.

Some of those modalities used to treat your foot & ankle needs minimally invasively, such as:

  • Nerve Decompression
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Tailor's Bunions
  • Flat Feet
  • Ball of Foot Pain
  • Corns

Losing feeling in any part of the body is scary. That emotion is compounded when your feet become numb. Not only are you faced with figuring out the source of the problem—you may fear that you will lose your mobility as well.

Finding an expert who understands the intricacies of nerve damage and offers real solutions can bring peace of mind. Dr. Darren Silvester and Dr. Gregory Larsen at Next Step Foot & Ankle are highly trained podiatrists who specializes in nerve conditions and nerve surgery.

Click here to learn more about how we can help you feel your feet again.

Minimally invasive surgery can be used to offload diabetic foot ulcers and dramatically speed healing.  This is especially true for ulcers on the toes.

Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized how we treat almost all hammertoes. The huge advantage of this procedure is the very short recovery time.

In general, most of our patients leave the dressing on for 2 days.  After that they take the dressing off and return to normal shoes. Only rarely is a Band-Aid required. The toe may be sore for a few weeks but in general, the recovery is very quick!

Bunions can also be corrected with minimally invasive surgery. This results in a generally shorter recovery time, a much smaller scar, and significantly less pain because of less soft tissue trauma.

The recovery for this type of surgery still requires some time because the bones have to heal. But, in general the recovery is easier because there is a lot less swelling. Our doctors have been thoroughly trained in minimally invasive bunion surgery.

Tailor’s bunions occur on the outside of the foot by the pinky toe and they can be addressed with minimally invasive surgery techniques as well.

Surprisingly, flat feet can be corrected with minimally invasive surgery as well.

Through a very small incision, certain procedures can be done to dramatically change the way the foot functions. This is one of our favorite procedures because of the profound effects it has on the person’s life.

Not all feet are candidates for this type of correction but many are.  

Different problems can cause ball of foot pain.  Many of these can be addressed with minimally invasive surgery. Again, the big advantage is a shorter recovery because of less soft tissue damage.  

Many people have the mistaken opinion that corns are caused by a skin problem. The fact is that almost all corns are caused by an underlying bony prominence.

These bony prominences can be removed using a minimally invasive surgery technique. Generally, the incision is less than ¼ inch long. The recovery is basically 2 or 3 days with a dressing and then subsequently a Band-Aid for a couple of weeks.

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Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery - Patient Success Story

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