Minimally Invasive Surgery

Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Foot or ankle surgery is sometimes needed to restore injured or diseased tissues, enhancing your mobility and quality of life. At Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, the outstanding podiatry team offers cutting-edge minimally invasive surgery for the feet and ankles. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery for the foot and ankle uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to repair, remove, restore, or replace damaged tissues without extensive downtime. Minimally invasive surgery may use a scope with a camera attached to complete surgery, allowing for a faster recovery and smaller incisions. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery at Montgomery Podiatry include:

  • Low risk of complications
  • High success rates
  • Tissue repair
  • Less pain
  • Better mobility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Less swelling
  • Stronger tissues
  • Minimal scarring
  • Small incisions
  • Less anesthesia

Minimally invasive surgery often requires just local anesthesia, along with a sedative if needed, rather than general anesthesia.

Do I need minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery?

The Montgomery Podiatry team determines if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery after discussing your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, desired results, and treatment preferences. 

They also examine your feet and ankles and may order blood tests or imaging procedures, such as X-rays, an ultrasound, or an MRI.

You might be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery if you experience:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic degeneration 
  • Falls
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Severe strains or sprains
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuroma
  • Flat feet
  • Soft tissue mass

Sometimes there are other options you can try first before surgery, such as injections, oral medications, ice, bracing, regenerative medicine, orthotics, and physical therapy. 

What should I expect during minimally invasive surgery?

During minimally invasive surgery, your provider numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. They make tiny incisions and remove, repair, or replace tissues, and close the incisions. 

You might need bandages, a brace, a cast, crutches, or a walking boot during the healing process. It’s important to follow your post-surgery instructions to ensure successful healing. Keep the treatment area clean, ice the affected tissues, and take medications as directed. 

Gradually ease into physical activity as directed by your specialist and complete physical therapy sessions if asked to. Follow up with the Montgomery Podiatry team as needed.

To find out if minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery at Montgomery Podiatry is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.