HyProCure is specifically designed to fix misaligned feet ‐ a condition where the ankle bone slides off the heel bone (talotarsal dislocation): the two biggest symptoms of this condition are hyper pronation (where your feet roll inwards) and flat feet.
The HyProCure procedure may be covered by your insurance plan. Check with your foot and ankle specialist or with your insurance carrier for specific coverage details. Coverage terms can vary among the different insurance plans and regions. Since the EOTTS-HyProCure is not covered by all health insurance plans, we at Atlas-FAI do what we can to keep the costs affordable.
There is no drilling or screwing involved with the HyProCure procedure. A small incision is made in the skin above the sinus tarsi and the stent simply slides into the natural space inside the foot. The threads on the stent are only to allow for the scar tissue to form around the grooves and lock the device in place during the normal healing process.
Once the tissues surrounding the stent are healed, there should be no limitation. The abnormal motion is no longer present and normal motion will occur. Usually, there is a significant improvement in running, jumping - any activity involving propulsion from the foot.
HyProCure stents are made from medical grade titanium which is not reactive to imaging modalities. However, as with any procedural implant, you should inform your doctors of the implant and follow their recommendation.
If a deformity is present, the sooner it is treated the less damage will occur. You don’t want to wait for pain. At that point there may be irreversible damage. We don’t wait until our car tires are worn to balance them!
The short answer is likely no, but this is not a guarantee. Normally, once the stent is inserted into the foot it never has to be changed. The bones will continue to grow peripherally around HyProCure.
Titanium is the choice material used in the body since it is the least reactive. HyProCure is made entirely of medical grade titanium.
If you have symptoms and other forms of conservative therapy, including orthotics, haven’t been able to provide you with relief, then this procedure would be helpful.
As long as the implant does not displace, you should not be able to feel HyProCure after the procedure. Sometimes for the first few months a hard substance may be felt in the area of the surgery. This is scar tissue and should dissipate after several months, if present at all.
The incision is less than an inch long and slender and this part of the skin heals remarkably well. With time, the scar should become virtually invisible, in most cases.
You will not need to premedicate prior to dental or other surgical procedures because the HyProCure stent is not embedded into the bone.
No one can completely predict the outcome of any surgical procedure, but this solution will improve your entire body’s alignment, and in many cases it will even fully correct it, provided there are no other skeletal defects in other parts of the body. As a consequence, reduction and relief of many pains caused by the foot imbalance will also be reduced or eliminated. However, it is possible that some of the joints and soft tissues in the body may have already suffered irreversible wear and tear, and in those cases other treatments or procedures might be necessary. In either case, correcting the root of the problem is still essential to stopping any further damage and to allowing for any additional therapies (if necessary) to be long lasting.
If the orthotics were dispensed to treat hyperpronation then you will no longer need them. However, there are other reasons for orthotics to be worn. Orthotics can be used to off-weight prominent areas to the bottom of the foot. If those areas are not surgically addressed, then orthotics may still be required after the procedure.
It is most commonly caused by hereditary or genetic factors.
Yes, every surgical procedure has its limitations. In very severe cases of talotarsal displacement, other surgical procedures may be necessary to achieve optimum correction.
Within the United States, as surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle procedures, typically more DPM’s use HyProCure than any other type of physician. Internationally however, HyProCure is used by a number of orthopedic surgeons
HyProCure is designed to fix a condition where the ankle bone slides off the heel bone (talotarsal dislocation): the two biggest symptoms of this condition are hyperprontation (where your feet roll inwards) and flat feet (no visible arch). So yes, a HyProCure procedure usually creates a visible arch, as a result of correcting the underlying displacement problem.
HyProCure is a well‐researched, innovative product that has provided a lasting solution for many people with flexible talotarsal displacement. As a Class II sinus tarsi stent, HyProCure preserves full foot motion and has a far lower removal rate than subtalar Arthroereisis devices. HyProCure is both FDA and CE cleared and has been used in over 50,000 procedures globally since 2004.
A patient’s size and weight are not contraindications for the HyProCure procedure. Since the stent repositions the ankle bones, nearly all of the body’s weight is correctly realigned on the articular facets and not on the stent. Research studies indicate that only about 3% of a patient’s weight is focused on the HyProCure stent; this weight is safely supported by the integrity and strength of the stent’s medical grade titanium; 6AL-4VELI per ASTM-F136.
Arthritis does NOT prevent patients from having the HyProCure procedure; often the source of the arthritis can be the talus on the calcaneus grinding, caused by hyper-pronation. There is a possibility that a HyProCure procedure will reduce or eliminate arthritis pain.
The HyProCure procedure is being performed all over the world, in nearly 50 countries, in patients as young as 3 and as old as 96. Because everyone’s feet are different we recommend consulting your foot doctor.
I honestly, honestly can say that I have a better quality of life today compared to before the procedure! In fact, most days, I actually forget that I ever had the surgery at all! Any soreness in the ankles in the morning that I had the first few weeks after surgery have disappeared – I can literally jump out of bed, walk around barefoot, spend the entire day in flip flops and life is great!
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Foster. I have worked with many doctors over the years, and they don’t come any better than this one. He worked with me through a lengthy recovery, and throughout the process, he went above and beyond for me constantly. He truly cares about the health and welfare of his patients. He goes out of his way to ensure they are as supported as possible, from their medical care to their financial options. I could not possibly recommend him highly enough.
So I am a review guy . I searched for a dr for my wife for her foot pain. While searching I can across Dr Ahn and nothing but great reviews all over. So I texted her at work and said I am making an appointment online. So easy to fill out and schedule online.
I had bunion surgery on my left foot and then two months later on my right. Dr. Spitz performed surgery in the office under local anesthesia. The technique the doctor used was minimally invasive without visible scars. I had only 2 small cuts on my foot. After the surgery I never missed a day of work and had minimal pain, and I even did not take pain relieving meds. I am very pleased with my results and the service I received at Dr. Spitz’s clinic. I recommend this doctor to anyone who suffers from foot problems.
. I am back to work with no problems save for the normal fatigue one might feel in their feet after a long day of walking. I have joined a gym and go often, which is something I love doing and which was simply not possible for me before. I am like a new man; my future, and my normal life, have been restored. Dr. Weinert and all of his staff, without exception, have been caring and professional. I cannot recommend this procedure enough for people for whom it is appropriate; it is a lifesaver. Thank you, Dr. Weinert!
I made the decision to invest in the HyProCure titanium stent implant procedure to address the underlying problem instead of living with symptoms I know understand would get progressively worse. Performed one month apart at the clinic under local anesthetic. The procedure caused minimal interruption to my regular routine ( you walk out – no crutches). It has taken about a year for my feet to fully heal, but not only am I now orthotic free, my feet continue to improve as the tendons and joints relax from a much improved mechanic. I know I’ve made the right decision moving forward.
My son, Trevor, was in severe pain with his feet(most days an 8 out of 10). This goes back 7 years now, and every day was a struggle. His physical activities were limited and he missed out on a lot. We tried orthotics, leg braces, knee braces – his pain would go from his feet to his hips. Now, just seven weeks after surgery, he is almost 100% pain free. [HyProCure®]- IT IS A LIFE CHANGER. Plain & simple. I will be forever grateful to both Dr. Joel Chariton for his excellent job, and to the inventor of HyProCure. I feel like after 7 years, my son has his life back!
I’ve had severe flat feet my whole life that have gotten progressively worse over time. I had cortisone injections 10 years ago so I could at least walk. Years ago my podiatrist made a brace for me that was supposed to be worn in all shoes. It was impossible, rigid and horrible. I never wore it. I was offered complete rear-foot reconstructive surgery at about $60,000 per foot. I started researching alternatives and discovered the HyProCure procedure. I did my right foot in June. My bunions disappeared with this procedure and all arch pain is gone! I am so thankful for HyProCure as it will allow me to actively exercise again, contributing to better health
I am walking around without orthotics in my shoes, which doctors told me would never happen, and I have no pain in my feet, which is foreign to me, but I can definitely get used to this. A couple weeks ago I was able to walk into a shoe store and buy shoes without needing to put my insoles in them first, something I hadn’t done in more than ten years!
I tried shoe inserts and orthotics to relieve the pain, however these did not permanently address my pain. I sought medical advice from a local podiatrist who suggested reconstructive foot surgery which entailed several weeks off my feet and a slow recovery. After learning about HyProCure I quickly discovered that I was a candidate and that the procedure directly addressed the issue causing my pain. I am extremely pleased with the results. I had the procedure done on both feet and so happy that I did.
I suffered for three years from pain due to bunions on both of my feet. It hurt especially when I would walk long distances or when I played soccer. I tried orthotics and splints first, but none of that really helped. Then I had the HyProCure procedure on both of my feet and I was back to playing soccer right away! Even now, years later, the pain is gone. Even when I walk for long times on my college campus, I don’t have any pain in either of the feet. I am HyProCured!
This has been the best thing to happen to me. I no longer have nerve pain in my ankles and legs, no more plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, sore muscles, knee or hip pain! I noticed a difference the day of surgery. My feet didn’t collapse anymore. I was also walking immediately after surgery. I am a teacher and am on my feet all day. I had surgery on a Friday, went back to work on the following Thursday. I had to sit down a lot of course. If you have flat feet or hyperpronation I suggest you seriously consider this surgery. This has truly been a life changing procedure for me.
It was very evident throughout this process how much Dr. Ahn believes in the benefits of this [HyProCure] procedure. After living with flat feet my entire life, I am so excited about living life with my new feet. Many thanks to Dr. Ahn and his wonderful team for their care throughout this process.
I am able to do things I was not able to do with the pain. Now I’m able to do outdoor activities like run and ride a bike. HyProCure has pleased me in many ways; I have less pain in other body parts, like my knees, it is one of the best solutions I have ever done. I feel young and happy. My family loves the results. Dr. Ahn is very professional and I recommend him to anybody. Dr. Ahn and his staff have been very helpful, kind and patient. Thank you, Dr. Ahn
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