Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery

New Techniques for Foot and Ankle Repair


MIS foot and ankle surgery is performed through “key hole” incisions. Using special instruments and cameras along with intra-operative x-rays, your doctor can access the damaged areas and protect the surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments.


Advanced Foot and Ankle Expertise at BIDMC

Foot and Ankle surgeon Christopher Miller, MD, has developed new minimally invasive procedures for Achilles tendon rupture repair and reconstruction and is continuing to pioneer minimally invasive techniques for complex foot and ankle surgeries. He has lectured and taught other surgeons these techniques nationally.


Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a technique that uses smaller and fewer incisions during surgery to minimizing damage to muscle, tendons, ligaments and surrounding structures. This approach leads to less pain and scarring and often, faster recovery from surgery. Minimally invasive surgery returns you to your life and activities quicker and decreases the need for pain medication.

Other benefits of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery include:

  • Less swelling
  • Decreased wound infections
  • Less blood loss
  • Less post-operative pain

Conditions We Treat

Some of the procedures which can be effectively treated through minimally invasive surgery at BIDMC include, but are not limited to:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle osteochondral lesions
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneal (heel) fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Great toe arthritis
  • Haglunds and heel spurs
  • Hammer toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Peroneal tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis
Dr. Chris Miller explains how minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery techniques available at BIDMC can potentially lead to less pain and scarring and faster recovery