Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Dr. Cole has long practiced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the treatment of routine and complex orthopaedic conditions. His belief has always been that this approach is more beneficial to the patient. Dr. Cole has blazed a new path through the development of techniques and inventions that provide physicians worldwide with the tools needed to perform MIS care.
The traditional surgical approach typically involves an incision of five (5) inches or larger. These larger incisions open the patient to risks, which may include significant blood loss, tissue or nerve damage, and greater risk for infection. Due to the large incision(s) used, surgery may be delayed for weeks, until initial injury swelling or blisters have subsided. This often means the patient experiences prolonged pain, time off from work, and even further complications.
The FCC surgeons use the MIS approach, which typically involves pin size incision(s) resulting in less blood loss, tissue damage and reduced risk for post-operative infection. When compared to the traditional approach, this allows our orthopaedic surgeons to perform needed surgery in a timely manner. The benefits of MIS also include a much faster healing and recovery period. Among the many FCC services provided are those for fractures, bone infections and hip and knee replacements.