Active Mother of Two Shows off Her “New Arches” after Life-changing HyProCure® Procedure

Diminishing her dream of becoming a ballerina, Wanshop's flat feet caused chronic foot, hip and back pain for most of her life.
By: GraMedica®
June 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Macomb, MI – Vanessa Wanshop believed that the options to correct her “flat feet” were worse than just continuing to suffer. After conservative treatment did not help her foot pain, Wanshop thought her only other option was major reconstructive surgery on both of her feet. As a 41 year old active mother of two children, she opted out. “I'm involved in a lot of activities," she said. "Sitting at home for months at a time just wasn't an option for me." However, when her husband met Jess Drezner, DPM at a social event, they learned about a revolutionary alternative.

Vanessa Wanshop and her surgeon, Dr. Drezner, shared their experiences before and after her HyProCure® procedure in a recent article published by the Reading Eagle Press, which serves the Berks County, PA community and surrounding areas.

The HyProCure® implant, developed by GraMedica®, provides a minimally invasive surgical option for patients suffering from the effects of partial talotarsal dislocation. Talotarsal displacement is a foot imbalance that throws both the foot and the entire body out of alignment. It affects people of all ages and can be the direct cause of many symptoms and secondary conditions, including overpronation/hyperpronation, bunions, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and even problems in the neck and shoulders.

“In Vanessa's case, she had an ankle that moved too much,” said Dr. Drezner. For five years now, Drezner has been performing this simple outpatient surgery that corrects misaligned feet with a single titanium implant. “HyProCure® keeps the ankle upright, forming an arch. That simple, but important correction not only corrects flat feet, it helps bring the entire body back in line,” Drezner explained.

In the article, Vanessa shared that she “always assumed you had to put something in under the arch to fix flat feet.” Following her first surgery, she rushed out for flip-flops the same day. She now has had both feet done. "I'm going around kicking off my shoes and showing everyone my new arches," said Vanessa.

Read the full article “Simple outpatient surgery can correct most cases of flat feet” on the Reading Eagle website at  

GraMedica® is a global orthopedic medical device company and leader in the development of life-changing foot and ankle products. Recognized for its innovation, the company is the producer of breakthrough products like HyProCure® and osteo-WEDGETM.

Foot and ankle surgeons are invited to learn more about the HyProCure® implant and procedure at, where they can also train online and/or find a live surgical training seminar in their area.

Potential surgical candidates can find out more about the HyProCure® solution and the devastating effects of talotarsal displacement at Find a local HyProCure® specialist through the physician locator at

Learn more about HyProCure® and osteo-WEDGETM, GraMedica®’s latest innovative Bone Locking System at; follow updates on

Susan Doherty, Director, Education & Physician Resources
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