Hyper Pronation (Flat Feet) is very common among us. Ask your friends/family and you probably know atleast one person with some sort of flat feet. In 2004 Dr. Graham invented a procedure to cure the problem. It’s known simply as hyprocure.
Here’s a picture of what my foot does/did. As you can see it’s quite severe.
This is due to the fact that the ankle bone slides over the heel bone. Hyprocure is a stent (think a bolt/screw/bullet) that is inserted in a negative space inbetween these bones to stabilize the ankle bone. It’s pretty simple and has only been around since 2004.
There aren’t a lot of patient testimonials that go in depth on the internet so I decided to write my own. I hope that this will help anyone else who is thinking about having the procedure done.
The day of surgery was no problem. They gave me an anesthetic that practically put me to sleep. 20 minutes later, I wake up eating a banana muffin and coke. Mmmmm
I feel no pain. I am prescribed Ibuprofen (for swelling) and vicodin (for pain). About for hours after the surgery I started to feel a discomfort in my foot. I didn’t feel pain but just an awareness of my foot. It’s really hard to describe.
I’m afraid to put weight on my foot but I manage to sit down and place my foot on the ground. It’s really amazing my foot is straight!
Here’s a couple pictures of my foot while I was lying in bed.
Now look at the next picture carefully
See how straight my foot is with my leg? Now look at the next picture
My left foot, while relaxing in the air, skews to one side.
So all day I took some vicodin every four hours, never had any real problems.
The doctor said I could walk around (slowly) but I’m too chicken and use crutches instead. They also wanted me to wear a shoe whenever I walk but forgot about that. Oops good thing I didn’t walk much on day 1 anyways.
It is now Day 2 and the last time I’ve had vicodin was 11:00 PM yesterday. I haven’t had any since and it is now 8:30 AM. I’m going to see how long I can go without.
I hope this blog will help anyone else who is thinking of having the procedure done.