Hyprocure Flat Foot Surgery

The HyProCure procedure is a minimally invasive flat foot corrective surgery using a sinus tarsi stent. The procedure is used to reduce pain and deformity, as well as to improve the big toe joint alignment by making it straighter. Our HyProCure specialist is Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Mr. Kaser Nazir, who has been using the HyProCure implant since 2008

What does the procedure involve?

  • A small incision over the outer side of the ankle/foot
  • Placement of a small stent into the canal, which prevents the foot from collapsing
  • No Cast
  • 1-2 weeks non weight bearing
  • Trainers after 2 weeks
  • Sports after 3 months

Can all flat feet be corrected?

This procedure only corrects flexible flat feet when there is no indication of arthritis. Rigid flat foot deformities or very severe flat foot deformity is still best corrected using an osteotomy, fusion or tendon transfer procedure. When can I start using normal shoes again? Typically 6-8 weeks after the operation.

How long before I can begin to exercise again?

It is best to begin with light exercise after 6 weeks, but any high impact activities should be avoided for 12-16 weeks.

Can I have the procedure under local anesthesia?

Yes, the procedure can be performed using local anesthesia. Does the surgery last a long time? The operation normally takes 30 minutes.

Can both feet be done at the same time?

It is not recommended as the initial recovery involves non weight bearing.

Can I shower after the surgery?

You can normally get the surgery site wet after ten days. There are specialised protective devices you can use before this, such as the Limb device.

Are there any risks?

General surgical risks include:

  • 0.5 – 1% chance of infection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism
  • Issues with scar
  • Protracted period of swelling
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Hyprocure Surgery related risks:

  • Ankle stiffness
  • Nerve irritation/numbness
  • Further surgery
  • Removal of implant
  • Implant migration
  • Pain in ankle

Is my Operation covered by Private Medical Insurance?

Mr. Kaser Nazir is covered under all private medical insurance providers. Please get in touch for more information. 
Further reading: Interventional procedure overview of sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot