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Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Specialist

Foot and Ankle Wellness Center

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Washington, DC & Clinton, MD

If you have a foot injury, bunion, hammertoe, arthritis, or another foot problem that requires surgery, you can turn to the highly trained podiatry team at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center. They diagnose the cause of foot pain and offer minimally invasive foot surgery to restore your foot’s structure and function. Foot and Ankle Wellness Center has offices in Washington, DC, and Clinton, Maryland. Call the office nearest you today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive foot surgery?

Minimally invasive foot surgery at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center is a minor surgery that removes, repairs, and/or reconstructs tissues in your feet. Expert podiatrists offer state-of-the-art, advanced technology and procedures to ensure the best results.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive foot surgery?

The many benefits associated with undergoing minimally invasive foot surgery at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center include:

  • Less bleeding
  • Less downtime
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Quick recovery
  • Less pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring

With minimally invasive foot surgery, recovery times are fast. You can usually remain awake during the procedure.

Why might I need minimally invasive foot surgery?

Your foot and ankle specialist could recommend you undergo minimally invasive foot or ankle surgery if you experience:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Injuries
  • Gout
  • Arthritis

If your podiatrist isn’t able to treat a foot problem with conservative treatments, they might then recommend that you undergo minimally invasive foot surgery to fully restore your foot’s structure and function.

Is minimally invasive foot surgery right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive foot surgery, your specialist reviews your medical history and examines your feet, ankles, and lower legs. They ask you about your symptoms and have you move your foot in different positions.

Your podiatrist might recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment.

What happens during minimally invasive foot surgery?

To get ready for minimally invasive foot surgery, follow all pre-procedure instructions. You may be asked to stop taking some medications, not smoke, and arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery.

Right before the procedure, your provider offers you the choice of a general or regional anesthetic or a local anesthetic with a sedative. Regardless of the anesthetic you receive, you won’t feel any pain during minimally invasive foot surgery.

Your surgeon makes tiny incisions and removes, repairs, reconstructs, and/or replaces tissues in your foot or ankle. They close the incisions and take you to a recovery area.

What should I expect after my procedure?

You can usually go home the same day as your surgery, but make sure to have a friend or family member drive you. Rest your foot, take medications as directed, ice the area, and keep the surgical site clean and dry. Use wraps or bandages as directed. Your foot doctor could recommend that you have physical therapy while you recover.

Don’t live with foot pain or an injury that won’t heal when minimally invasive foot surgery at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center can restore your foot’s function. Call the nearest office today to schedule an appointment or book one online.