Making our Toe Corrections Safe
Performing the toe corrections on one toe per surgical session is a unique approach to toe surgery and is one of the most important safety measures we have. For example, if a patient has a toe surgery one day and the next day are coming in for another procedure, if there is any sign of healing difficulty the procedure can be delayed until the body has dealt with the problem. This system virtually eliminates a potentially catastrophic situation such as when many procedures are done in the same surgical session and infection occurs in one area which then could spread to multiple areas easily.
Also, toes can be done one day apart on a no downtime basis thus paving the way for very fast completion of the treatment plan as compared to doing the standard 1 foot per surgical session (all procedures same time) and then weeks to months later doing the other foot.
Did You Know?
1. Pins/screw implants commonly used and can have significant short and long term complications.
2. Common immediate post op patient is sedentary increasing chances of blood clots.
3. Commonly, all procedures needed to be done on a foot is done in one surgical session which dramatically IMO increases the chances of many complications and usually incurs the use of heavy duty pain pills, antibiotics, casts, time off work, limited ambulation, etc. Then when that foot has healed you get to go through the whole procedure again many weeks later.
4. Commonly patients are operated on in surgery centers or hospital OR's that have been or are currently being exposed to dangerous bacteria and viruses.
5. A foot with multiple procedures needed and performed all on one day frequently requires IV sedation or general anesthesia and you exposed to all the potential risks and complications associated with them.
Keyes for Toes Innovation
1. No possible complication from pin/screw implant failure since we do not use them
2. Fully ambulatory style surgery reduces chances of deep blood clot formation.
3. One toe operated on per surgical session -dramatically reduces chances of blood clots (shorter torniquet time), pain (less surgical damage done at one time), swelling (more ambulatory). Another toe can be operated on the next day.
4. My patient population are mostly healthy young and middle aged women having procedures done in a facility that has not had even a minor infection over the last 12 years. IMO why expose a healthy patient to a surgical environment treating very sick people (eg -Hospitals).
5. We use plain (no additves) local anesthetic only which is the safest anethesia method period.