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Minimally Invasive Heel Fracture Treatment

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A heel fracture not only painfully limits mobility, it may lead to long-term problems if left untreated. There may be no better destination to treat these injuries than Florida Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute Fracture Care Center. The minimally invasive heel fracture treatment pioneered here by Dr. J. Dean Cole is now the orthopedic gold standard for repairing broken heel bones. He leads a team of highly skilled orthopedic health care professionals with years of experience in treating problems of the foot and ankle. Their expertise helps people with a heel fracture return to their daily lives quickly, with few restrictions. Because early treatment results in the best outcome, people with damaged heel bones are encouraged to set an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital to learn about the benefits of minimally invasive heel fracture treatment.

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Minimally invasive heel fracture treatment is a specialized treatment of the heel, or calcaneus, to restore the normal shape of the bone. Heel fractures cause the heel to become misaligned with the ankle or leg requiring surgery for an effective repair.
The minimally invasive heel fracture treatment offers several advantages over earlier methods. It uses much smaller incisions than those of five inches or longer needed in old procedures. The larger incision often meant postponing surgery until swelling from the break went down. The new approach permits repair to be done in a more timely manner while reducing the risk of blood loss, infection and damage to tissues or nerves. It also results in less pain, faster recovery, and an earlier return to work or school and normal activities, and fewer complications.
In minimally invasive repair, the surgeon makes an incision of one to one and half inches. He then performs an osteotomy, cutting into the damaged bones and moving them into their proper positions. The reshaping and adjustments to the accompanying tendons generally restores the normal range of motion for feet and ankles.

Prognosis of Minimally Invasive Heel Facture Treatment 

Because the procedure can be performed early, the prognosis typically means better outcomes and reduction in surgical complications. Patients who receive this procedure usually have a faster recovery, return to work or school earlier, and are able to resume daily activities with a few restrictions.
Minimally invasive procedures also reduce the risks associated with surgery including loss of blood, reactions to anesthesia and other medications, infection, heart attack, stroke, breathing problems, and blood clots that form in the legs or lungs.

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