The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery In-Office

Surgery has been an extremely scary treatment in the past, as it’s invasive and requires a lot of downtime. But what if you could get the same results with minimally invasive foot surgery in the office?

Thanks to the team at the Foot and Ankle Wellness Center in Washington, DC, and Clinton, Maryland, you don’t have to wait any longer to fix your foot issue. Dr. Ijeoma Nwuju is a podiatry expert who offers minimally invasive foot surgery and other cutting-edge treatments when your feet are bothering you.

Understanding minimally invasive foot surgery

Your feet are the base of your body, allowing you to get around and carry your weight throughout the day. Because of this, they take a lot of wear and tear over time, sometimes leading to painful foot conditions.

Conservative treatments are often the first line of defense when you’ve suffered an injury or chronic condition in your feet. However, if these treatments haven’t worked and you still have pain or trouble walking, Dr. Nwuju recommends minimally invasive foot surgery.

Minimally invasive surgery is an excellent way for Dr. Nwuju to correct foot abnormalities without large incisions or a long recovery time. He also offers this form of surgery in the office when it’s applicable.

Minimally invasive surgery could be an option if you’re suffering from a bunion or an injury that won’t heal. You can still have anesthesia or a local anesthetic for specific conditions.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery comes with various benefits over traditional types of foot surgery. For instance, Dr. Nwuju can perform specific minimally invasive procedures in his office without requiring a hospital stay.

There are multiple other advantages of minimally invasive surgery for foot conditions, some of which include the following:

Less pain

Dr. Nwuju performs minimally invasive surgery using tiny incisions with minimal damage to surrounding tissues in the affected foot. Because of this, you usually experience much less pain than you would if you had traditional open surgery.

Fewer complications

With smaller incisions and minimal anesthetics, you’re less likely to experience complications from minimally invasive surgery. There’s a much smaller chance of infection or operative bleeding.

Quicker recovery

One of the significant aspects of minimally invasive surgery is the recovery time. Traditional foot surgery requires you to stay off your feet, rest and recover. This surgery technique allows Dr. Nwuju to fix the problem with the least amount of damage to your foot. You experience a quick recovery without dealing with traditional post-surgery downtime.

Smaller incisions

Dr. Nwuju’s incisions during minimally invasive surgery are tiny compared to standard foot surgery incisions. Smaller incisions lead to significantly less pain, a quicker recovery, and less chance of severe complications after your procedure.

Who is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery in-office?

Minimally invasive surgery is a fantastic option for many people with foot problems, but it’s not for everyone. There are limits to these procedures, and Dr. Nwuju needs to evaluate your feet and your health to determine if you could benefit from minimally invasive surgery.

Some foot conditions are too severe for minimally invasive surgery and require traditional surgery for the best results. However, if you suffer from any of the following and other treatments haven’t worked, you could be a candidate:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Bunions
  • Certain fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoes

You should be in good overall health and have tried other conservative measures when considering minimally invasive surgery for your foot condition. Dr. Nwuju talks to you about the advantages and the complications you could experience.

After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Nwuju determines if this treatment is right for you. If you’re a candidate for the procedure, it could be a quick and convenient option to resolve your foot problem.

To learn more about minimally invasive foot surgery, call one of our conveniently located offices in Washington, DC, or Clinton, Maryland, today. You can also request an appointment on our website.