A recent arrival on the scene, this type of surgery has profoundly changed the approach used for disorders of the foot. Percutaneous, minimally- invasive or even falsely described as “laser” surgery, these types of surgery cover a series of specific techniques characterised by minute (1 mm) incisions and the use of dedicated specialised equipment.
Soft tissue (tendons, capsules, etc.) procedures are carried out using very thin scalpels. Procedures on bone use rotary drills for cutting (osteotomy) or abrading (exostectomy).