Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery
In the past, the orthopedic surgery was fairly invasive, the risks are higher and recuperation was longer than nowadays.
Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, thinks minimally invasive surgery has changed that, because in many cases the risks are lower and the recuperation is shorter.
The expert also describes arthroscopic surgery in knee is done through very small little incisions. In the ankle, there are two small incisions on each side of the front of the ankle. “You can get the areas much easier in the front and in the back of the ankle through the scope then you could do in an open procedure,” he says.