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Description: Minimally invasive surgery entails performing surgical interventions through small incisions without direct exposure of deep tissues. Advantages of these procedures include lower infection rate, less post-operative pain and faster recovery with early weight-bearing. Nevertheless, the technique has also disadvantages such specific equipment, specific post-operative management and lengthy learning curve. The evolution of minimally invasive surgery in the forefoot has allowed us as foot and ankle surgeons to address a signicant number of deformities with a reliable technique that offers more functional results than open surgery.
-Describe the most common percutaneous procedures for hammertoe and claw-toe deformities
-Understand the principles of distal metatarsal osteotomies of the lesser rays
-Discuss the indications of percutaneous surgery for hallux valgus correction
- Recognize common complications of minimally invasive surgery in the 1st ray
Director: Lorena Bejarano Pineda, MD.
Faculty: Olivier Laffenetre, MD., Joel Vernois, MD., Rebecca Cerrato, MD., Holly Johnson, MD.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.