MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
Dr Slater is a leading exponent of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques, having studied advanced foot and ankle surgery at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery – ranked no. 1 in the US for orthopaedics. MIS is a conservative approach that aims to preserve joints as much as possible. While all types of surgery carry some risks, MIS provides more possibilities in the ongoing management of disease.
This fracture was successfully treated with minimally invasive fixation techniques.
Before: Complex Piling Fracture
The extent of the injury is clearly illustrated in the X-ray.
After: Complex Piling Fracture
The same joint, despite the complex-looking repairs, was achieved with a combination of open and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr Gordon Slater is a highly-skilled surgeon specialising in foot and ankle conditions and sports injuries. Dr Slater is one of the first foot and ankle surgeons in Australia to adopt minimally invasive surgical techniques. He routinely uses MIS to treat a range of conditions, including bunions. MIS has many advantages including shorter operating times, reduced post-operative pain, reduced risk of infection, minimal scarring and better cosmetic outcomes.