Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Colorado Springs, CO
Minimally invasive foot surgery can offer excellent results with less pain and downtime than traditional surgery, which is why Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado prefers minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Matthew Hinderland, DPM, Jordan Cameron, DPM, Trevor Whiting, DPM, and Joseph Fleck, DPM, see patients for all foot and ankle issues at their two locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Book an appointment online or call either office to speak with a friendly team member today.
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Q & A
What is minimally invasive foot surgery?
In minimally invasive foot surgery, your Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado providers use advanced surgical techniques and specialized miniature instruments to treat chronic issues like:
- Bunions or bunionettes
- Heel spurs
- Tendon damage
- Ligament damage
- Joints damaged by arthritis
Minimally invasive procedures are a good solution for many foot problems, so talk to your Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado providers about whether it can help you.
What are the advantages of minimally invasive foot surgery over traditional surgery?
Minimally invasive foot surgery is significantly superior to traditional surgery in many cases. Some advantages include:
- Smaller incisions, usually less than a half-inch
- Less bleeding
- Faster tissue healing
- Less nerve and blood vessel disruption
- Less swelling
- Smaller scars, often virtually invisible
- Less pain, and reduced need for pain medicine
After minimally invasive foot surgery, most patients are able to bear weight on their foot almost immediately. Downtime after minimally invasive foot surgery can vary by procedure and your particular problems, but many patients miss very little time away from work or other activities.
How do I prepare for minimally invasive foot surgery?
Your preparation depends on the kind of procedure you're having, so your Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado provider gives you personalized instructions at least a couple of days before your appointment.
Usually, preparation for minimally invasive foot surgery includes fasting after midnight the day before your surgery if you're having a sedative as part of your procedure.
Also, arrange for a loved one to drive you home since you can't drive yourself immediately after surgery. Usually, you'll wear a special orthopedic shoe, brace, or bandage home after the surgery.
How do I take care of my foot after surgery?
After your foot surgery, it's important to follow all instructions from your Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado provider closely.
This usually means keeping your sutures dry, taking any prescribed medicated as-directed, and only bearing weight or walking when your provider tells you it's safe to do so.
If your provider recommends physical therapy or special exercises, adhere to the plan closely so you can reclaim full foot function as quickly as possible.
For advanced foot surgery from the leading podiatric surgeons around, call Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado today or book through the online appointment scheduler anytime.
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