The HyProCure Procedure
The HyProCure procedure is minimally invasive and takes 20-minutes or less. It is often performed in an outpatient setting under “twilight sleep” or local sedation.
HyProCure is placed in the naturally occurring space between your bones to realign and stabilise the hindfoot instantly. HyProCure will not penetrate or be implanted into your bones.
Once placed, it will then allow normal joint range of motion and weight distribution of your body on your feet. Many times HyProCure is performed as a stand-alone, single procedure. However, due to the complex nature of the foot, there may be additional surgical procedures that must also be performed to realign or stabilise other parts of the foot.
What is involved in the recovery after HyProCure flat foot surgery?
The surgery is carried out as a day surgery case, and there is no need for an overnight stay in the hospital. This surgery allows patients to be on their feet immediately following the procedure. In these instances, patients are expected to wear a post-operative protective shoe over their bandaging to protect the surgical site. In the first 3-7 days, patients are expected to rest as much as possible even though they can walk to the toilet or to perhaps make a cup of tea or heat a meal. At your first post-operative review (approximately seven days following the procedure), the dressing is changed, and at two weeks this large dressing is replaced by a very small dressing following a daily saltwater soak. For most patients, a return to regular footwear occurs at about 3 to 4 weeks following the procedure, although this does vary from patient to patient.
When can I drive after the surgery?
It is typically advised to avoid driving while the large dressing is on and you are in the post-op shoe. This will mean you should avoid driving for about 2-3 weeks. This is often for safety reasons.
Is HyProCure surgery painful?
No. One of the main improvements in foot surgery is the marked reduction in pain. Pain is now controlled.
The incisions are very small, and a lot less damage is done during the operation.
The advancements in medication also allow pain not be an issue at all now. Some patients may require more intervention, however many patients experience no pain after the surgery.
Most HyProCured patients are back to normal walking within a few weeks, but this may vary from patient to patient based on their prior physical condition. The bones, tendons and ligaments throughout the foot and rest of the body will adapt to the corrected position over the following several months.
Listen to HyProCure physicians about how HyProCure has positively changed their patients’ lives.