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Arthrex Educates Patients and Surgeons on Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy Procedure and Site

To help spread the word about the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy’s innovative approach to bunion correction, Arthrex recently distributed an announcement  with details on the procedure and a supporting patient educational resource,

Arthrex, a global leader in medical device development and orthopedic medical education, developed the MinimallyInvasive Bunionectomy and based on the company mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Each year, thousands of surgeons take advantage of training and development resources, including a specialized course on the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy.

Developed in collaboration with top foot and ankle surgeons across the US, is a patient-friendly resource with detailed information about the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy, including:

This educational information about was shared by hundreds of publications, including:

Arthrex encourages patients to have a conversation with their doctor to determine whether they are candidates for the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy.

Benefits for Surgeons and Patients

Additionally, Arthrex introduced a site focused on health care professionals and surgeons who treat bunions, This website provides information on the specially designed instrumentation and techniques used in the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy and outlines the benefits of the procedure for both surgeons and patients.

Surgeons can also contact an Arthrex representative for more information on the system, read testimonials from fellow providers, and sign up to attend a course on minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Surgeons can learn about the minimally invasive procedure at

Proven Patient Outcomes and Surgeon-Friendly Design

The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy is clinically proven to achieve the same or better corrective results than traditional surgery with less downtime, pain and swelling.1,2

Performed through tiny incisions, this minimally invasive procedure means patients can achieve complete bunion correction and get back on their feet faster. Studies show Arthrex Bunionectomy patients’ average recovery is up to eight weeks faster than traditional open procedures, with less scarring.2

This minimally invasive approach also means less time in the operating room3 and less soft-tissue dissection, which helps reduce wound complications,2 swelling,4 and potential injury to the nerves and tendons in that area of the foot.2

This educational information about was shared by hundreds of publications, including:

Read the full announcement here


  1. Lee M, Walsh J, Smith MM, Ling J, Wines A, Lam P. Hallux valgus correction comparing percutaneous chron/Akin (PECA) and open scarf/Akin osteotomies. Foot Ankle Int.2017;38(8):838-846. doi:10.1177/1071100717704941
  2. Lai MC, Rikhraj IS, Woo YL, Yeo W, Ng YCS, Koo K. Clinical and radiological outcomes comparing percutaneous chevron-Akin osteotomies vs open scarf-Akin osteotomies for hallux valgus. Foot Ankle Int. 2018;39(3):311-317. doi:10.1177/1071100717745282
  3. Frigg A, Zaugg S, Maquieira G, Pellegrino A. Stiffness and range of motion after minimally invasive chevron-Akin and open scarf-Akin procedures. Foot Ankle Int. 2019;40(5):515-525. doi:10.1177/1071100718818577
  4. Kheir E, Borse V, Sharpe J, Lavalette D, Farndon M. Medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy using minimally invasive technique. Foot Ankle Int. 2015;36(3):248-252.doi:10.1177/1071100714557154
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Surgeons using the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure have been trained in minimally invasive surgery for bunion correction.

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