HyProCure is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure designed to correct foot bone misalignment. This treatment is commonly recommended for patients experiencing troublesome issues such as flat feet, ankle instability, bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis/fasciosis, posterior tibial tendonitis and associated symptoms like pain and discomfort in the knees, back, and hips.
Does HyProCure hurt? While any surgical intervention may cause some discomfort, this approach is generally preferred because it has minor pain during and after the procedure. A small titanium stent is inserted into the naturally-occurring space between two foot bones, called the sinus tarsi, stabilizing their alignment. This provides long-term correction, improving foot function and alleviating associated symptoms.
Does HyProCure Hurt? Most Patients Report Little to No Pain
One of the primary advantages of HyProCure is its reputation for causing minimal to no pain for most patients. But why is this? This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, meaning only the immediate area of the surgery is numbed, allowing patients to remain conscious and responsive. Local anesthesia significantly eliminates pain during the procedure. There is also significantly reduced post-op pain because the HyProCure procedure only involves a small incison and doesn't involve cutting of any bone or tendon.
The entire process typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the complexity of the individual case.
What to Expect Before and After HyProCure Surgery
Before undergoing HyProCure, consult Dr. Joel Foster to ensure this procedure is appropriate for your condition. He will assess your medical history, perform a physical examination, and perform any needed diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or CT scans, to evaluate the extent of misalignment and associated complications.
During the HyProCure procedure:
- You’re positioned comfortably on an operating table
- Dr. Joel Foster administers local anesthesia, ensuring you’re pain-free during the surgery.
- The surgical area is sterilized, a small incision is made in the foot, creating a pathway for placing the titanium stent between the foot bones.
- Afterward, the incision is closed with 2-3 stitches, and a sterile bandage protects the area.
Post-procedure, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or discomfort in the area. However, these symptoms are typically manageable and subside within a few days or a couple of weeks. Dr. Joel Foster will prescribe any needed pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain medication, elevation, and ice application to help alleviate any discomfort during recovery.
You will not be able to feel the HyProCure implant in your foot. However, it’s possible to experience a sensation of a hard substance in the surgical area during the initial months—this is typically due to scar tissue formation, which in almost all cases, will gradually dissipate or may not be present at all. It’s important to follow your surgeon's postoperative instructions and communicate any concerns or unusual sensations you experience during the recovery period.