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Patient impact
Our customers and their patients are at the heart of everything we do. The real-life impact of the technology we create inspires our dedication to improving patient outcomes. 
Improving her happiness and confidence
Carolyn's bunionectomy story

As high as 30% of women experience a painful bump on the outside of their big toe, known as a bunion.1 Due to their location, bunions can often reduce the flexibility of the toe and cause continuous pain. Watch Carolyn as she shares how PROstep provided her with less pain2, smaller scars2,3 and a quicker recovery3,4.

For years, I lived with bunions. The pain was one thing, but they were so unsightly that I was embarrassed to show my feet in public—I didn’t even have the confidence to walk into a shoe store! But now, thanks to PROstep MIS, there’s no more pain and whole lot more shoe shopping.


Carolyn D
PROstep bunionectomy patient


  1. Kuhn J, Alvi F. Hallux Valgus. [Updated 2021 Jul 25]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from:
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Maffulli N, Longo UG, Oliva F, Denaro V, Coppola C. Bosch Osteotomy and Scarf Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus


What it’s like being a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Patty’s story

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2022.1 Patty is one of them, and her husband Steve shares how he cares for her at home.


  1. Alzheimer’s Association. ‘Facts and figures.’ Accessed 25 October 2021.

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