PROstep™ is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help you to get back on your feet faster, with less pain. PROstep™ MIS surgery is performed with small 3-5mm incisions, compared to 3-5 inch incisions used in traditional bunion surgery.
PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery utilizes percutaneous, micro incisions to correct bunions (hallux valgus), hammertoes, hallux rigidus and other foot conditions, which cause far less damage to your foot.
Surgeons have found the following advantages of PROstep™ minimally invasive procedures:
1 – Lam P, Lee M, Xing J, Di Nallo M. Percutaneous Surgery for Mild to Moderate Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Clin N Am 2016; 21: 459-477 (data only with respect to chevron osteotomy procedure).
2 – Lee M, Walsh J, Smith MM, Ling J, Wines A, Lam P. Hallux Valgus Correction Comparing Percutaneous Chevron/Akin (PECA) and Open Scarf/Akin Osteotomies. Foot Ankle Intl 2017; 38(8): 838-846 (data only with respect to chevron osteotomy procedure).
3 – Maffulli N, Longo UG, Oliva F, Denaro V, Coppola C. Bosch Osteotomy and Scarf Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Correction. Orthop Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;40(4):515-24, ix-x. doi:10.1016/j.ocl.2009.06.003.