Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery with Dr. Simpson
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with G. Alex Simpson, DO, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group as he discusses the latest advancements in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery and how to schedule an appointment with any one of our Fellowship Trained Orthopedic physicians.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is described from Dr. Simpson as “how we can operate on a patient without making a big incision.” With smaller incisions, there is less damage done to any surrounding structures which allows for decreased recovery time, minimized pain, and a much lower risk for infection.
There are many different types of Foot and Ankle specific injuries or conditions where MIS can be used for treatment. Some of which include hammertoes, bunions, tendon injuries, cartilage injuries, and even plantar fasciitis. Talk with your physician to see if you might be a candidate for MIS as eligibility may vary case to case dependent on the severity of injury as well as the patient’s overall health. In most cases MIS is an outpatient procedure, allowing the patient to go home and recover the same day as surgery.
MIS techniques have been shown to help accelerate the recovery and rehabilitation process as well as significant improvements in outcome longevity. Recovery timelines will vary dependent upon the type of injury treated and the severity of such injury.
Call us today at 719-632-7669 to see if Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery is the right treatment for your foot and ankle condition.
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