with PECA Implants
The next step in
miFoot Bunion Correction
Mifoot Bunion Correction procedures are the collaboration of traditional methods of bunion correction and transforming the methods into a minimally invasive approach. Instead of performing lengthy incisions to make bone cuts, surgeons use specific instrumentation to perform the same methods of treatment which reduce the size and number of incisions.
Traditional Bunion Surgery
Mifoot Bunion Correction
How the miFoot Procedure Works
The Mifoot Bunion Correction procedure avoids the great toe joint so patients typically do not have stiffness or significant pain after surgery, unlike the traditional open procedure. One Centrolock® implant or two to three PECA® implants are used to fix the osteotomy while it heals.
No Open Surgery
Mifoot bunion correction procedures avoid the great toe joint so patients typically do not have stiffness or significant pain after surgery, unlike traditional open procedures. To stabilize and fix the osteotomy while it heals, your surgeon will determine whether the PECA or the Centrolock implant provides the best outcome.
No joint fusion, No scarring, No stiffness
- Mifoot procedures reduce the irritation (no scarring) to soft tissue structures alleviating the stiffness patients typically feel from open techniques.
- By reducing the size of the incisions. The soft tissue structures surrounding the joint are not violated, unlike when traditional open incision procedures are performed.
- Both PECA and Centrolock Implants are designed to stay within the bone without causing pain or being palpable for the patient in any way.
Less time under anaesthesia
- Due to the tiny incisions made by surgeons to manipulate the bones in the foot, patients spend less time under the influence of anaesthesia.
- The healing process is greatly reduced when compared to traditional open surgery allowing patients to get back to their everyday lifestyles much faster.
- The whole procedure, which takes place under general anaesthetic, takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Tell me about recovery
Immediate full weight bearing is possible immediately after surgery in athletic shoe wear or in a rigid flat orthopedic shoe, depending on your surgeon’s recommendation.
Next 4 – 6 weeks
Transition to your own supportive shoe wear. You may begin stationary biking, walking for exercise,
At 3 months
You may begin running and wearing heels,
At 4 – 6 months
Resume most activities & return to normal