About the method
The surgical procedure usually takes place under general anesthesia with specifically designed scalpels called microfibrotomes, which allow avoiding large skin and healthy muscles discussions and are aimed at eliminating local muscular contractures and pain syndrome which prevent or hinder normal joint function or position, with minimum possible discomfort for the patient. This surgery leaves no scars on the patient’s body, but only punctures after the scalpel insertion. The surgery is performed in the quickest and safest possible way for the patient, which minimizes the time of being anesthetized and, most significantly for the children, the stress.
It has indications for a wide range of conditions regardless etiology: severe muscle contractures and myofascial pain syndromes, seen in spastic conditions such as cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, diplegia, spastic paraplegia, head or spinal cord injury, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, etc.
Type of surgery
It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that produces minimal injuries, minimal skin incision and negligible bleeding or scarring.
Some of the advantages of this technique are:
- low traumaic level (very small wounds easy to heal);
- high versatility (different muscolar groups can be treated during the same surgery);
- fast surgical procedure (Since there is no need of additional procedures in the process of the surgery, it reduces the time of anesthesia, eases the patient’s postanesthetic state and decreases greatly possibility of post-surgery complications);
- low level of risks (no complete muscle incision or work operation on tendons or bones is performed. Therefore, compared to traditional surgeries, its microinvasive approach and minimal dimension of the incisions (only few mm), drastically reduce the risks and patients can easily take care of the surgical wounds);
- compatibility with a variety of other therapies, adding to their benefits. It facilitates both active and passive patient mobilization and rehabilitation.
After the surgery
Since it preserves osteomuscular and tendon structure without full width muscle resections or muscle transposition, it does not require any post-op immobilization or orthopaedic devices. The technique enhances stable and quick recovery and return to daily life activities.