Flat feet are very common and may be caused by either hypermobile joints and laxity in ligaments, or can stem from structural bony architecture. Patients with flat feet often experience a variety of foot problems throughout life as having flat feet are mechanically inefficient for the body, which can result in many different overuse conditions arising such as plantar fasciitis, tendinopathy, bursitis, and deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. At Perth Podiatric Surgery we offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment for flat feet include the HyProCure procedure and custom-made orthotics.
In order to determine the most appropriate treatment for your flat feet, we recommend seeing one of our specialist podiatric surgeons Dr Andrew Knox and Dr Burke Hugo for further assessment. This usually involves a mechanical assessment of your feet, muscle testing, gait evaluation, and imaging such as x-rays or MRIs in some cases. Our team are very experienced in the treatment of flat foot problems and want to provide patients with the most up-to-date options available for treatment whether that be a surgical treatment, or a custom-made orthotic.
Because our practitioners are able to perform surgery to correct flat feet permanently, we assess flat feet more holistically than most podiatrists, and will not recommend an orthotic to a patient if the treatment has little chance of success. In patients who are not suitable for orthotics, our specialists may discuss the HyProCure procedure as an option for permanent treatment, and both of our specialists are approved HyProCure Doctors in Australia.
HyProCure Flat Foot Surgery
The HyProCure procedure works best in patients that have flat feet due to hypermobility or ligamentous laxity. It can be used in both children and adults and offers a permanent solution to flat feet, by reducing pronation internally at the source of dysfunction. The procedure is minimally invasive, and involves the insertion of a small titanium stent into the sinus tarsi which is located at the back of the foot. Once healed, patients are able to walk and run freely without pain with the HyProCure in place. It stent cannot be felt and remains permanently in the foot, and, unlike orthotics does not wear or need to be replaced. For further information on the HyProCure procedure in Perth, please refer to our website dedicated to this unique approach: https://www.1300keyhole.com/hyprocure
Video illustration of technique:
This website is intended for general information purposes only. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. For more information, follow the link to make an appointment to see our specialist podiatric surgeons Dr. Andrew Knox & Dr Burke Hugo.