Hyprocure Left Week One

Pretty cool… I feel like I did at week two on my right foot.

Don’t have much to complain about 😀

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8 thoughts on “Hyprocure Left Week One

  1. Hello,
    Can you tell me how your foot is now? Do you have pain and soreness on the outside edge of your foot?
    I had the procedure done last May 2011 and now finding it difficult to walk at times due to a lot of pain and soreness on th e dge of my foot.
    Regards,
    Caroline

    • Yes I do experience pain on the outside of the foot. But I suspect it’s just because I am not used to walking on that side of my foot for 20 years… However the main issue I have is that my right foot still wants to collapse beyond what could be supported by the outside of my foot, but the implant stops the foot from going that far so I am in pain unless I, without knowing, hold my arch up. So my foot just gets tired from holding itself straight. Don’t know if that makes sense…

  2. Hi there,
    I don’t quite understand what you mean?
    Is it that the implant is under pressure from your foot wanting to collapse back to where it was originally?
    I find that I am getting so much pain in my foot I am seriously considering having the implant removed.

  3. Yes my right foot wants to collapse to where it was but it causes pain. Plus since the implant stops the collapse it just “feels” wrong or inefficient. So my foot naturally holds to the stable positions. (What it should be)
    But when I stand/walk a lot my foot just gets tired and wants to collapse to the old position but if it does that it causes pain.

    In my case I think that’s why I get tired/sore fast. Because my foot is trying to hold the position but gets tired and wants to fall back to its old ways but the implant will stop it which causes pain.

    It’s almost been a year for me. Also take this with a grain of salt since my right foot was seriously bad and not a totally flexible arch to begin with. My toe wanted to float. I’m going to ask the doctor about “breaking” my foot so that it will try to rest on the ground when in a healthy “arched” position and put a larger implant in my foot.

  4. Gosh that sounds quite drastic, do you think that the long term effects of something like this would be unknown at present and might be detrimental to you?
    Please do seek lots of advice from different orthopaedic specialists and not just your podiatrist.

    I have discovered that there is very little genuine research into the long term effects of Hyprocure implants I found this web site today.
    http://www.cigna.com/assets/docs/health-care-professionals/coverage_positions
    which states that “Evidence published to date consists primarily of case series and retrospective analyses with limited follow-up. There is insufficient evidence in the published medical literature to compare the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcomes of this procedure with the results of conservative treatment or alternative surgical procedures”
    Also it quotes the UK organisation NICE that monitors surgical treatments in the UK which says that that current evidence on the safety and efficacy of sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot is inadequate in quality and quantity.
    I really wish I has seen this evidence before I had it done I would not have gone there.

  5. Well the reason I suggested “breaking” my foot was because before I found this surgery they wanted to do a reconstruction of my right foot. One of the steps was to break the inside of my right foot to get my toe to go down more. When I had the implant my doctor told me he went a size smaller than was necessary on the implant because he thought it would be better to have my toe touch the ground than floating.

    I’m just wondering if I could do a little half and half reconstruction where he would “break” the inside of my foot to lower my toe to a more natural position and up the size of my implant.

    Also I think it’s a bit too early to tell. I have a desk job so don’t walk around as much as some people. So it might take me longer to adjust and strengthen my foot.

    The big thing I noticed was how weak my foot is. I couldn’t lift up to my toe while standing on my right foot only. Now I can “barely” do this feat. It’s the same muscle you use to push off when walking.

    So I’ve got a couple more months to go before it has been a full year. If worse comes to worse, getting an orthotic in my right shoe should fix my problem of needing something to “lean” on 😉

  6. I really wish you well with all this but do try to see an orthopaedic specialist for an opinion also, and not just the podiatrist.
    Regards.

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