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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Keyhole

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Keyhole

MIS foot surgery doesn’t involve a long incision. It results in less trauma to muscles & soft tissue surrounding the foot & in most cases less pain & faster recovery.

Minimally Invasive Keyhole Foot Surgery (MIS)

Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr Kim brings significant advanced minimally invasive (keyhole) foot surgery to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Traditionally to repair small foot bones, a large incision had to be made so the surgeons could re position the bones with instruments similar to carpenters. Minimally invasive foot surgery offers the opportunity to do similar things with keyhole incisions. The wounds are so small they may not require stitches and the overall trauma to the foot is greatly reduced.

  • Tiny incisions
  • Minimal swelling
  • Fast recovery
  • Day surgery
  • No heavy anaesthetic

 

Minimally invasive surgery may be an alternative to traditional open surgery for some patients. Dr Kim will advise if you are a good candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery during your consultation.

What is keyhole surgery?

Minimally Invasive surgery has gained popularity in the field of foot and ankle surgery. Special surgical instruments/devices with advanced imaging techniques are used to visualise and perform various foot and ankle surgery through small incisions.

Because minimally invasive (keyhole) foot surgery, does not involve a long incision, it results in less trauma to the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the foot. In most cases, this results in less pain after foot surgery and a faster recovery.

Conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive foot surgery

  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Hammertoe/Claw toe/Mallet toe
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Big toe arthritis (Hallux Limitus)
  • Flat feet
  • Midfoot Arthritis
  • Painful corns or calluses

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

  • Lower risk of scarring
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Minimal soft tissue damage
  • Minimal blood loss during the surgery
  • Minimal postoperative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • No hospital stay
  • Quicker return to work and normal activities

Before & After Photos

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Keyhole Bunion Surgery 1
Keyhole Bunion Surgery 3
MIS 2

Before & After Photos

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Keyhole Bunion Surgery 2
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Surgery

Surgery is advised if non-surgical treatment fails.

Minimally Invasive Bunion & Tailor’s Bunion Surgery Brisbane & Gold Coast

What is Minimally Invasive (keyhole) bunion surgery?

Minimally invasive bunion surgery involves small keyhole incisions (<3mm), which results in less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and less stiffness at the big toe compared to traditional open bunion surgery involving large incision (~5 cm) and more dissections resulting in more soft tissue damages.

Minimally invasive bunion surgery may be an alternative to traditional open surgery for some patients and will depend on the type and severity of the bunion. During your consultation, Dr Kim in Brisbane and Gold Coast Foot Surgery will advise if you are a good candidate for Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Bunion Surgery. (Book an appointment with Dr Kim)

* Not all bunions or Tailor’s bunions are candidates for Minimally Invasive Surgery due to the complexity and severity of the condition. If you are not a candidate, Dr Kim still offers traditional open surgery to warrant the best outcome.

Benefits

Minimally invasive bunion surgery offers several advantages over traditional bunionectomy. Modern advances in minimally invasive bunion surgery techniques and technology have allowed:

  • Tiny incisions
  • Immediate weightbearing (No more moon boot/CAM walker)
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Shorter operative time
  • Overall easier recovery

We have seen a 50% faster return to normal activities in our patients than those with open surgery. The risk of other complications is reduced as the wound area is small and the procedure does not expose the bone.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Podiatric Surgeon Dr Kim is the leading surgeon for Foot Surgery in Brisbane and Gold Coast, book a consultation today to discuss which options are best for you.

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A GP referral is welcome however it is not essential for your appointment

About

Dr Ji Soo Kim (Specialist Podiatric Surgeon) BPodM, DClinPod, FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

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Dr Kim has two offices, one located in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. The other is in Southport, Gold Coast.

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