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December 10, 2019 – In an interview with ABC 15 in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Jeffrey McAlister at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute cleared up bunion misconceptions and explained that bunions are “a complex 3D deformity occurring at the middle of the foot, at an unstable joint” and that they are hereditary.

In the segment, Dr. McAlister referred to a video demonstrating how the Lapiplasty® Procedure differs from a traditional 2D Osteotomy. He explains that the traditional approach to fixing a bunion was done by “cutting off the bump” but studies revealed “up to 70 percent of bunions corrected by traditional procedures recur, leaving a third of patients dissatisfied”1 unlike Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ which is “addressing the root of the problem, not just chasing the bump.”

Dr. McAlister further explained Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ using a foot anatomy model on set.

Regarding recovery, Dr. McAlister said, “patients are typically weight-bearing in a CAM walker boot days after surgery.” He also noted that “The key is that they are weight-bearing in that boot for about six weeks doing physical therapy, doing rehabilitation. The name of the game these days is early motion, range of motion, and rehab.” He notes that patients are typically back into a [normal] shoe in about two months and back to most normal activities. He also added that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is covered by most insurance, but “the key is to check with your provider.”

“See your foot and ankle specialist, let them determine if you’re a candidate [for Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™].”

The host directs viewers to www.AlignMyToe.com for more information on Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.

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1 Jeuken RM, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2016. 37:687-95.

Reference Link: https://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/sl-sponsors/remove-bunions-with-lapiplasty-3d-bunion-correction

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