Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery uses techniques that minimize the amount and size of incisions made during the procedure. They are often considered safer than traditional surgeries due to the decreased risk of complications. Lexington Podiatry offers some minimally invasive procedures in-office, while others may take place in a surgical center with our podiatric surgeon, Dr. Amy Barko CWSP, C.PED.
Patients love these procedures because there are:
- Minimal stitches
- Incisions of an inch or less
- Less anesthesia
- Very little scarring
- Little to no restrictions or time off work
- Great outcomes
Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy
We see a great deal of plantar fasciitis in our practice and know this type of pain can keep you from enjoying your daily activities. If you have failed normal conservative care measures, the doctor may determine that you are a candidate for plantar fasciotomy.
Crooked 5th Toe
A crooked 5th toe is very common in patients. Actually, it is one of the most common types of hammertoes we see in the office. Most of the time this crooked toe does not cause pain, but a lot of the time it can cause embarrassment or ill-fitting shoes.
Soft Tissue Mass
In our office we see many different types of soft tissue masses. A soft tissue mass is a palpable mass that should not be there. Some can be ganglion cysts, skin cysts, or even mucoid cysts. All of these are fairly easy to take care of with a simple minimally invasive surgical technique right in the office.
There are many reasons why a skin/nail biopsy would need to be done. From diagnoses such as dermatitis, rash, fungus, possible cancerous lesions. These tests are simple and range from a punch biopsy to a partial nail removal.
Have you ever experienced any burning, tingling, numbness or other “weird” sensations in your feet? If so, you may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy. Here at Lexington Podiatry we can perform minimally invasive test called an ENFD to confirm the diagnosis.
Incision and Drainage
We frequently see infections in the foot due in many of our patients. Whether it is due to stepping on a sharp object, or an infected foreign body, we've got you covered.
A bunionette is the bump on the outside of your foot. Or a “baby bunion” as most patients call it. If the area is painful and a patient fails conservative care minimally invasive bunionette surgery is useful. A bunionette can alter the look of your foot, cause pain and make shoes fit poorly.
Hammertoes are very common in patients. Almost every patient we see has some sort of hammertoe. Most of the time a hammertoe does not cause pain. If a hammertoes causes pain or skin breakdown a minimally invasive surgery would be helpful.