Complex and poorly understood, foot surgery still suffers from many misconceptions, while techniques allow good results.

Postoperative deemed long and painful, a majority of patients who fear a loss of autonomy, foot surgery is still far from being well received in France! But what we can see in practice is that, from simple annoyance to mild pain, real pain to debilitating, 10 million French people report having their feet! Fortunately for them, there effective surgical techniques, which allow optimal postoperative course.

Value of surgery and percutaneous minimally invasive foot

In Paris, a small team of surgeons specializing in foot surgery and ankle surgery techniques using percutaneous and minimally invasive foot to the clinic Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire. Introduced there fifteen years in France, these techniques now allow a rapid response and efficient, often requiring only local anesthesia allowing the patient to leave the day of surgery, or within 48 hours. With, moreover, postoperative quality: fast recovery, minimal pain, plantar immediate full support, limited swelling, and quicker return to work activities.

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Focus on the techniques used

# Percutaneous surgery is to perform surgical procedures on soft tissue and bony correction (osteotomy). The big difference with traditional surgery is the fact that gestures are made through the skin, so with very little scarring. Surgeons use scalpels and fine motor rotary cutters, and all actions are controlled by X-ray television.

# The minimally invasive surgery mixed variant of the previous technique, percutaneous combines a small opening, about 2 or 3 cm, sometimes necessary to address problems of deformation, especially of large deviations of the bone located before the big toe, while preserving the minimization of postoperative course.

What are the pathologies involved?

These surgical techniques used to treat different diseases such as foot deformities in general, and especially the hallux valgus, or “onion”, which represents the largest demand, particularly for women. They also concern the pathologies of the entire forefoot and toe deformities (claw toes or hammer). The picture “before / after” a good example of improvement provided by these techniques. View “before” shows a significant deformation of the forefoot hallux valgus type, which is accompanied by a “gale” of the small toes and foot pain called Metatarsalgia: this is an “onion” complicated. View “after” shows the result that one can get through this surgery, to improve the boot and remove the pain.