3 Ways Arthroscopy Foot Surgery Can Help You Heal Faster
When you think of arthroscopy foot surgery, chances are one of the first things that come to mind is the small scar. While it’s true the surgical procedure involves small incisions, there are other lesser-known benefits that make it optimal for foot surgery for people of all ages and activity levels. Let’s explore the benefits of arthroscopy surgery, including three ways the surgery can help you to expedite the healing process and get back on your feet sooner.
What Is Arthroscopic Surgery?
A minimally-invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy is performed while the patient is under regional or general anesthesia. It involves a tiny incision, one-quarter of an inch or smaller, that serves as an entry point for a small fiber-optic camera that will go inside a joint to provide diagnosis and treatment. It allows the surgeon to take a good look inside without having to create a large incision. The surgeon may also create other small incisions nearby to insert small surgical instruments to repair the damage.
Arthroscopy can treat a variety of common foot conditions, including:
- Bone Spurs
- Exercise-related conditions
- Achilles tendon injuries
How Does Arthroscopy Promote Faster Healing Following Foot Surgery?
When you are planning for foot surgery, it’s common to dread the recovery time. Having to stay off your feet for long periods of time negatively impacts your quality of life. The good news is, with arthroscopic surgery, you can greatly reduce downtime and get on your feet sooner than you can following traditional foot surgery. Here are three ways this surgical procedure can help you heal faster:
#1: Outpatient Surgery Means Your Recover in the Comfort of Your Home
It’s far easier to heal and recover when you are comfortable, and there’s no place as comfortable as home. Because arthroscopy is typically an outpatient procedure, you’ll be able to go home right away, which will enhance comfort and, in turn, promote faster healing.
#2: High-Tech Surgery Is Far Less Invasive
Taking advantage of the latest advancements in technology, arthroscopic surgery is minimally-invasive, which means less trauma to the surrounding tissues, less pain, and fewer risks of complications. With no major incisions that require healing, you’ll be back on your feet and back to life as usual sooner.
#3: Active Patients and the Elderly Benefit the Most
In previous years, traditional foot surgery has been especially difficult for active, athletic patients and elderly or sick patients. Active patients struggled with long recovery times that kept them from the things they loved to do, while elderly or sick patients struggled to recover from major incisions because they often had other conditions that prevented optimal healing. With Arthroscopy, these patients can experience a faster recovery time and the ability to get on with their lives and activities sooner.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of arthroscopy foot surgery? Reach out to the experienced Michigan podiatrists at Foot Healthcare Associates today. Connect with us now or call 248.258.0001 to schedule an appointment.