Patient Story 

Patient Story Peter Neuenschwander

"Sport is a very important part of my life and means freedom for me!"

Peter Neuenschwander loves ultra runs. The supreme discipline among these running events are the 100-kilometer runs. His love for the sport began when he was 14 years old. Since then it has become more than just a sport: "It is a very important part of my life and means freedom for me!" he says. Peter had completed several ultramarathons in his life before his bunion problems, which stemmed from a motorbike accident in his teens, worsened and prevented him from completing runs, even short runs. It also significantly affected his daily life. After a successful stiffening of the metatarsophalangeal joint (hallux valgus arthrodesis), he can run again. In the same year after the operation, he was able to complete an ultramarathon in Switzerland again. A motivated patient, an experienced surgeon and state-of-the-art Medartis implants were the recipe for success. In this video you can hear the story of Peter and his passion for running.


This video does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Always consult your physician for individualized medical advice and complete information about the benefits and risks of your procedure. Recovery from an injury takes time. Possible complications may include: infection, discomfort from the implant, loosening of the implant and loss of correction due to pseudarthrosis or malposition.