Even though we’re surgeons, we don’t operate unless we have to. For some patients, surgery is the only course of treatment that will bring good results. When surgery is required, the orthopaedic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center perform minimally invasive and open surgeries, based on your individual needs.
We use the least invasive technique possible. Minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery has less discomfort and scarring and a shorter recovery time, getting you back on your feet quicker. Minimally invasive surgery requires a small incision and a tiny camera to be inserted into the surgical site to guide surgeons through the procedure. Surgeons then insert small surgical instruments through the incision to perform the surgery.
Minimally invasive surgeries can be used for treating Morton’s neuroma, arthritis, heel pain, ankle instability, repairing cartilage, removing loose bodies, and many other conditions.
Open surgery may be required in some cases. With advancements in open surgery techniques and technology, incisions are smaller than ever, making recovery time shorter. Our orthopaedic surgeons are highly trained and skilled in performing reconstruction and the most complex surgeries.