Spanish researchers develop novel surgical technique to treat tarsal tunnel syndrome

This is an ultrasound technique that reduces the incision from several centimeters to just 2 millimeters. The patient practically walks out of the operating room and his recovery is quick and painless.
By: Vitruvio Biomecanica
Alejandro Fernandez-Gibello from Vitruvio
Alejandro Fernandez-Gibello from Vitruvio
MADRID - May 28, 2019 - PRLog -- Podiatrist Alejandro Fernández Gibello, along with his colleagues Gabriel Camuñas Nieves and Rubén Montes Salas, of Vitruvio Instituto de Biomecánica y Salud, have become the first to publish worldwide the description of a novel surgical technique for the treatment of tarsal tunnel syndrome through its proximal side.

At only 26 years old, he has been the main author of this pioneering study, which has had the collaboration of a national and international team of researchers and podiatrists and doctors. as they explain, this technique will cure the tarsal tunnel syndrome by reducing the incision and scar, which previously was about 6 cm, to about 2 mm.

"This achievement also reduces possible complications and will allow surgical intervention of diabetic patients who previously could not be operated by open or conventional surgery," they detail in an article in the journal 'Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy'.

According to Fernandez-Gibello, one of its main objectives is "to research, share, disseminate and teach fellow podiatrists cutting-edge techniques for the advancement of the profession. In this way, the podiatrist indicates that "the professionals will have a better management of the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle pathologies".


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