If foot and bunion pain is limiting your everyday activity, find relief with PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).

PROstep™ is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help you to get back on your feet faster,2,3 with less pain.1 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, 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:

  • less pain2
  • earlier return to function compared to an open procedure2,3
  • smaller incision1
  • less soft tissue disruption1
  • smaller scars1
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 and possible outcomes.

Traditional vs PROstep™

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.

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About Dr. Andrew J. Kluesner

A physician in Christie Clinic’s Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. Kluesner diagnoses, treats and helps prevent disorders affecting the feet and ankles, and performs reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle in adults and children. Dr. Kluesner graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loras College in Dubuque, IA and went on to earn his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He completed his residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and fellowship in Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgery at FODRA in Rome, Italy.