What is PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Surgery?

PROstep™ is a minimally invasive surgical technique developed by Wright Medical, the leader in foot surgery. Mr. David Redfern and Dr. Joel Vernois first described this operation in a UK French collaboration and have trained surgeons worldwide in their techniques.

How does PROstep™ work?

  • PROstep™ trained surgeons use minimally invasive techniques that cause far less damage to your foot. The result is less pain1 and faster recovery.2,3
  • The PROstep™ system, used in more than 50,000 procedures worldwide, is optimized for these procedures by the leader in Foot & Ankle, Wright Medical.
  • Only PROstep™ trained surgeons can offer PROstep™ MIS procedures.


After surgery with PROstep™

PROstep™ surgery can both reduce pain and improve the appearance of your feet.1,2,3 However, for best results, see your doctor as scheduled and follow all recovery instructions carefully. As opposed to open surgery, your feet may feel much better sooner and you may feel you are ready to get back to your life. PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR SURGEON’S INSTRUCTIONS.


Before and After

Pre-op and post-op images courtesy of Mr. David Redfern FRCS, London.

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.

Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery. Only a physician can tell you if this product and associated procedure are right for you and your unique circumstances. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding benefits, risks, anticipated implant duration and possible outcomes.