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August 13, 2020 – In an interview with KOGA-AM, a radio show broadcast throughout Southwest Nebraska and northeast Colorado (Denver-area), Bharat M. Desai, MD, discussed the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure, a surgically-advanced treatment for bunions.

Dr. Desai, a Denver-based board-certified orthopedic surgeon, detailed how the surgery can fix the root cause of a bunion and help patients walk again, in just a matter of days in a walking boot. Osteotomy surgery was always the traditional “norm”, but never produced a complete correction since it doesn’t fix the root cause of the bunion. [1]

Specializing in foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Desai discussed how bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot that allows the bones to drift out of alignment in three dimensions. Contrary to popular belief, a bunion cannot be “shaved off”. He has helped hundreds of patients correct their bunions with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ which addresses the deformity with a 3D fix, so it lessens the chance of a bunion coming back. [2,3]

“Unlike other procedures, we’re fusing a joint that’s unstable back to a joint that’s stable,” Dr. Desai said during the interview.

Although every patient’s experience is different, to many patients’ surprise, they often experience a much easier recovery than they expect, getting back on their feet within days in a walking boot, with many able to partake in athletic activities again such as running and hiking, around four months after surgery.

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1. Okuda R, et al. JBJS. 2007. 89:2163-72.
2. Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.
3. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297.

August 13, 2020

Bunions: What are they and how are they treated?

August 13, 2020 – In an interview with KOGA-AM, a radio show broadcast throughout Southwest Nebraska and northeast Colorado (Denver-area), Bharat M. Desai, MD, discussed the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure, a surgically-advanced treatment for bunions. Dr. Desai, a Denver-based board-certified orthopedic surgeon, detailed how the surgery can fix the root cause of a bunion and help patients walk again, in just a matter of days in a walking boot. Osteotomy surgery was always the traditional “norm”, but never produced a complete correction since it doesn’t fix the root cause of the bunion. [1] Specializing in foot and ankle conditions, […]
August 4, 2020

Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. Secures $50 Million Debt Facility and Expands Revolving Line of Credit

PONTE VEDRA, FLA. – August 4, 2020  – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. (“Treace”), a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announced that it closed on a $50 million non-dilutive term loan agreement with CR Group L.P. (“CRG”), a healthcare focused investment firm.  The Company also announced that it now has up to $10 million available under its revolving line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). Under the term loan with CRG, Treace received $30 million at closing and will have access to an additional $20 million in two tranches upon achieving certain milestones. The Company used […]
July 24, 2020

Bartlett woman inspires others, doesn’t let COVID-19 stop her from realizing goals

July 24, 2020 – In an interview with News Channel 3, Wanda Martin, a 73-year old senior Olympian from Bartlett, Tennessee, shared that receiving Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ has changed her life. “My bone was sticking way out to the side of my foot. I always had to get wide shoes… I had to do gel pads, cotton balls, all kinds of things around my bunion because it hurt so much.” Wanda had been suffering from foot pain associated with a bunion for years. She was able to push through the discomfort for some time so that she could participate […]
July 17, 2020

3D Surgery Seeing High Success Rate for Those Who Suffer from Bunions

July 17, 2020 – In an interview with Scripps TV, a syndicated broadcast service distributed to 50 television stations in 43 markets, Jennifer A. shared her story of how the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure got her back on her feet and running again – literally. The Denver-based fitness enthusiast had noticed a bunion developing in her early 30s. Flash forward 12 years and the pain associated with her bunion had reached the point that simply putting on running shoes or hiking boots meant misery. As Jennifer began researching her treatment options, she learned there are 200 different types of […]
May 1, 2020

Treatment of Hallux Valgus Deformity Benefits from 3D ‘Revolution’

May 1, 2020 – authored by Robert D. Santrock, MD, FAAOS | WVU University – Today, recognition of hallux valgus as a 3D deformity has motivated the development of a third generation of the Lapidus procedure: the anatomic triplane first TMT arthrodesis. The technique incorporates the giant strides taken by Drs. Lapidus, Sangeorzan, and Hansen and adds the following: correction of the frontal plane rotation (triplanar correction), precision instrumentation for reproducibility, and multiplanar fixation. In that multiplanar fixation has been shown by the AO Institute to be extremely stable, the fixation change attempts to expedite weight-bearing. Because that portion of […]
March 4, 2020

Treace Medical Announces Publication of Additional Positive Clinical Data Supporting Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

108 patient study published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery demonstrates 99.1% maintenance of correction in bunion patients treated with Lapiplasty® surgery Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announces publication of new positive clinical data supporting Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery.1  The objective of the study was to compare radiographic measurements of 3-plane bunion correction in patients before and after receiving triplane first tarsometatarsal arthrodesis procedure and to assess radiographic recurrence and healing rates.  Highlights of the […]