Conventional foot surgery involved relatively large incisions to allow for open exposure of all the anatomical structures. This increased the damage done during the surgery, therefore increasing pain, swelling and ultimately lead to much longer recuperation times and an increase risk of complications.
Damien is a Fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery and is therefore trained and experienced carrying out this innovative surgery.
Incisions are markedly smaller, often simple “portal” incisions measuring millimetres. This allows for the utilisation of specially designed instruments to be used to permit less trauma and quicker healing times.
Assessment is carried out on the first consultation and an in-depth explanation will be undertaken and the procedure will be explained. It must be mentioned that not all cases and conditions can be rectified with MIS and may require an open wound, however if this is the case even these open wounds are much smaller than traditional incisions.