Jonna`s case

I´m Jonna, an active and sporty information technology expert. My feet, especially the medial forefoot, became painful. The pain was constant and led to partial immobility. I had a first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis with two Bioretec bioresorbable screws. I have been very satisfied, I haven´t had any problems or pain in the foot during the recovery.

 

My passion is fitness and a healthy lifestyle, so I work out almost daily. In the early 2010s, my feet, especially the medial forefoot, became painful. The pain was constant and led to partial immobility in 2019.I consulted an orthopaedic surgeon and he found severe osteoarthritis from both of my first metatarsophalangeal joints. I needed to have an operation to both feet. We decided to start from the right foot. When I heard that the surgeon would use bioresorbable products, I was quite excited. Once I read that the material the implant manufacturer Bioretec uses, doesn´t have any material related complications, I had the confidence that everything will go well. The operation was a first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis with two Bioretec bioresorbable screws.

After the operation, I was advised to be careful with activities for around 8 weeks and progress with activity step by step according to my feeling. I also wore a special shoe for 6 weeks. As a sporty person, I couldn´t sit still for long. I cut the corner a bit and I was at the gym already after 4 weeks, while being careful with the foot and wearing the special shoe, of course!

I haven´t had any problems or pain in the foot during the recovery. I cannot wait to have the same operation to the left foot too and fully return to the painless life!