MIS Bunion Correction
"MIS bunion surgery" refers to Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for the correction of bunions, which are bony deformities that typically occur at the base of the big toe. Bunions can cause the big toe to deviate towards the other toes, resulting in pain, discomfort, and difficulty wearing certain shoes.
MIS bunion surgery is a more modern and less invasive approach compared to traditional open surgery for bunions. In MIS bunion surgery, smaller incisions are made and specialized surgical instruments are used to access and correct the bunion deformity. This approach aims to minimize tissue damage, reduce scarring, and potentially speed up recovery compared to open surgery.
There are different techniques for MIS bunion surgery, but most involve making small incisions near the bunion site and using instruments to realign the bones of the big toe and foot. These techniques often involve cutting and reshaping the bones, and sometimes using screws or other hardware to hold the bones in their corrected positions.
Benefits of MIS bunion surgery may include:
Smaller incisions and reduced scarring.
Potentially less pain and swelling.
Shorter recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.
Earlier return to normal activities.
However, it's important to note that not all bunions or patients are suitable candidates for MIS bunion surgery. The severity of the deformity, the patient's overall health, and other factors will influence whether this approach is appropriate.
Dr Martins offers and has been doing MIS ( minimally invasive surgery ) for many years with high success rate. However. NOT all patient are candidates for MIS. Some patients will require more advance surgery like a Lapidus.