Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy Wins Prestigious Innovation Award
Edison Awards™ Recognize Worldwide Excellence in New Product Development
The revolutionary Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy has been recognized by an international awards program that honors the most innovative products and services.
The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy system received an award in the Medical Treatment category at the Edison Best New Product Awards™, which are held annually to recognize excellence in products and services, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Open to companies across the globe, award winners represent "game changing products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact,” according to the awards description.
Arthrex, a leader in minimally invasive orthopedic surgical devices, has previously won Edison Awards for other products and procedures that aim to fulfill the mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.
What Sets the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy Apart?
The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy is just that—truly minimally invasive. Unlike older procedures and some surgeries currently on the market that require large incisions, surgeons perform the Arthrex Bunionectomy through tiny “pinhole” incisions on the side of the foot. The procedure is completed using specially designed instruments that allow the surgeon to customize bunion correction to the individual patient and fixate the bones using lower-profile screws. Smaller incisions and lower-profile screws help reduce soft-tissue damage,1 which may lead to less swelling,1 fewer surgical complications,2 and less risk of tendon and neurovascular injuries.2 What does that mean for patients who undergo the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy?
- A faster recovery: Most patients recover up to 8 weeks faster with the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy compared to “open” procedures requiring a larger incision. Typically, patients can walk away from surgery without using a knee scooter or crutches and are able to return to driving and other daily activities sooner.3
- Less pain: Since this minimally invasive procedure is less traumatic, Arthrex Bunionectomy patients may experience some discomfort but generally find pain is very manageable. 2,3
- Less swelling and stiffness: Operating through these tiny incisions means the vascular structures of your foot are protected, so you don’t experience the swelling and stiffness associated with more invasive techniques.1
- Minimal scarring: The 3 to 4 pinhole incisions surgeons use to perform the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy leave almost no scar and fade over time.3,5
Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy In the News
Following the Edison Award announcement, Arthrex and the Arthrex Bunionectomy were featured on WINK News.
In the piece, Arthrex Bunionectomy surgeon Richard J. de Asla, MD (Naples, FL), and his patient shared the positive experiences they’ve had. Dr. de Asla praised the Arthrex Bunionectomy’s innovative equipment for its precision, while patient Tiffany White discussed her excitement at a quick recovery and minimal scarring.
Another Naples, FL-based publication, Gulfshore Business, also recently highlighted the award.
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- 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
- 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 Int. 2017;38(8):838-846.doi:10.1177/1071100717704941
- Technique video. Accessed September 27, 2021. lapiplasty.com/surgeons/
- Lam P, Lee M, Xing J, Di Nallo M. Percutaneous surgery for mild to moderate hallux valgus. Foot AnkleClin. 2016;21(3):459-477. doi:10.1016/j.fcl.2016.04.001