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Minimal Incision Surgery

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD

Minimal incision surgery allows surgeons to perform procedures while causing little damage to the body. At Maryland Orthopedic Specialists in Bethesda, Germantown, and Rockville, Maryland, the orthopedic surgeons perform minimal incision surgery to treat many orthopedic conditions, from rotator cuff tears to bunion correction. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about minimal incision surgery.

Minimal Incision Surgery Q & A

What does minimal incision surgery mean?

Minimal incision surgery refers to surgical procedures performed through small incisions. Traditionally, surgeons make large incisions to gain access to the body part needing treatment or repair. This is called open surgery.

Though effective and sometimes necessary, open surgery damages healthy tissue and requires a longer recovery.

Minimal incision surgery uses innovative tools and techniques, allowing surgeons to perform procedures without making large incisions.

What are some orthopedic minimal incision surgeries?

The orthopedic surgeons at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists have extensive training and use the most advanced surgical techniques to provide the best outcomes. Types of minimal incision surgery they perform include:

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is used to treat joint conditions. The surgeon uses an arthroscope, a surgical camera they insert at the site of the joint through a small incision. The arthroscope sends images to a computer monitor, allowing the surgeon to inspect the joint for damage and repair it.

Endoscopic surgery

Endoscopic surgery is similar to arthroscopic surgery and involves using a surgical camera to perform procedures. The orthopedic surgeons use endoscopic techniques to treat orthopedic conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and biceps tendon repair.

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is among the most advanced of minimal incision surgery techniques. It combines robotic technology with minimally invasive techniques, letting surgeons perform complex procedures with greater precision and flexibility. Orthopedic surgeons often use robotic surgery for joint replacement procedures.

I have a bunion. Am I a candidate for minimal incision surgery?

The foot and ankle specialists at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists determine if you’re a candidate for minimal incision surgery after an evaluation.

They can use minimal incision surgery to correct a bunion. This foot deformity affects the large joint at the base of the big toe when the bunion causes foot pain that’s not relieved by medical treatments like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Other conditions the team can treat with minimal incision surgery include:

  • Ankle instability
  • Foot and ankle tendon repair
  • Plantar fascia surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Fractures Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis Cartilage tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

The team also uses minimal incision surgery to diagnose orthopedic conditions.

Call Maryland Orthopedic Specialists or schedule your minimal incision surgery consultation online today.