Minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous surgery of the hindfoot and midfoot

  • Yves StiglitzEmail author
  • Cyrille Cazeau
Expert's Opinion • FOOT - MINIMAL SURGERY


Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and percutaneous (PC) surgery recently spread as a new technique in operative forefoot correction, and by extension in hindfoot and midfoot. Numerous procedures were described, and a race for MIS and PC has started. However, performing surgery with small incisions should not be an end in itself. Biomechanical and anatomical concerns must be taken into account and shall not be sacrificed for cosmetic reasons. For the most common hindfoot and midfoot pathologies, we discuss what we consider the surgical necessities and then describe the MIS and/or PC procedure we choose, according to these fundamentals.


Minimally invasive surgery Percutaneous surgery Hindfoot Midfoot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hôpital Raymond PoincaréGarchesFrance
  2. 2.Clinique Victor HugoParisFrance
  3. 3.Hôpital Hôtel-DieuParisFrance

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