Is it covered by insurance?

Yes, most insurance plans cover this procedure.

Will I be able to wear high heels and sandals?

Yes, after a full recovery and the OK by your specialist, you will be able to wear your favorite shoes.

What are the benefits?

  • Normal bathing after 1 week post-procedure
  • Comfort during sleep without an exposed wires from toes
  • Driving ability within 1 week
  • No disruption of healthy joint as seen from the use of k-wires and screws
  • No wires sticking out of the toes for 4 to 6 weeks
  • Retained bone compression and implant stability to assist the bone’s natural healing properties
  • No risk of pin tract infection

Will I have a scar?

Scarring is minimal. There is an incision during the procedure and with time, the scar will fade. Your specialist can recommend a post-procedure scar treatment.

Who performs the procedure?

A Podiatrist or Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Specialist.

Where is the procedure performed?

The procedure is performed at your local hospital or outpatient surgery center.

How long does the procedure take?

The Nextradesis procedure itself takes roughly 15 minutes.

What should I expect post-procedure?

Please consult your Foot and Ankle Specialist for confirmation on your specific post-procedural instructions. However, this is a typical schedule:

  • POST OP WEEK 1: OK to shower, can use stiff sole shoe, weight bearing to tolerance
  • POST OP WEEK 2: as above, suture removed, dressing removed
  • POST OP WEEK 3: Weight bearing to tolerance
  • POST OP WEEK 4-8: Weight bearing to tolerance.

How long is recovery?

Typically 4-6 weeks but mobility with use of a stiff sole shoe typically after 1 week. However, this can change based on your specific case.

Can this procedure be done at the same time as other procedures?

Yes, this procedure can be conducted in conjunction with other foot procedures, and is very commonly done while correcting a bunion.