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November 10, 2019

A New Bunion Removal Procedure Is Helping People Get On Their Feet Quicker

November 10, 2019 – In an interview on KOTA Territory, the ABC affiliate in Rapid City, South Dakota, Dr. Ryan Putnam with Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center explains “traditional bunion surgery has problems with multiple operations, multiple ways of doing it and a lot of lack of predictability. Part of that is the lack of ability to weight-bear early on.” However, unlike traditional bunion surgery, the outcome of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is “more predictable – you can be on your foot sooner [in a protected walking boot] and be out of work or out of your regular activities […]
November 1, 2019

An Innovative Procedure Providing Fast, Safe Relief For Bunions

November 1, 2019 – In an interview with NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh, Dr. William DeCarbo of St. Clair Orthopedic Associates says bunions “are a complex three-dimensional deformity caused by an unstable midfoot joint that allows the bone to rotate out of position on all three cardinal planes [in 3 dimensions – 3D]. This allows the big toe to butt up against the second [toe], creating a prominence medially; and that’s the bunion patients know and see.” When asked by Take Five host Joe Klimchak how the Lapiplasty® Procedure is different from traditional bunion surgery, Dr. DeCarbo explains Lapiplasty® 3D […]
October 31, 2019

Advanced way to take care of bunions in Central Pennsylvania

October 31, 2019 – In an interview on the ABC TV affiliate in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Terry Clarke with Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central Pennsylvania refers to traditional osteotomy bunion surgery as “the old way of doing it” which many times leaves patients with residual pain and in some cases, the bunion returns.1 Conversely, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ (which Dr. Clarke utilizes to treat his bunion patients) is described as an advanced way to take care of bunions, touting a better success rate.2 His patient Laura Risser spoke about her history with bunions on both feet. Since her mother […]
October 18, 2019

New procedure for bunions

October 12, 2019 – In an interview with FOX 29 Good Day Philadelphia, Dr. Jason R. Miller, at Premier Orthopaedics, was recently asked by the host how Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is different from traditional bunion surgery. Dr. Miller stated that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, “essentially addresses the problem at the true apex of the deformity. And, rather than simply shaving a bump this [Lapiplasty® Procedure] actually shifts the entire metatarsal bone over into the correct position. It doesn’t just allow for a cosmetic result, but a functional result.” Which for someone like his extremely active patient Jill (who joined […]
October 8, 2019

CBS Pittsburgh Business Spotlight

October 8, 2019 – In an interview for Business Spotlight on CBS 2 in Pittsburgh, Dr. William DeCarbo at St. Clair Orthopedic Associates in Pittsburgh and Belle Vernon shared “a common misconception of a bunion is that it is a bump on the bone on the side of the foot that can simply be shaved off when in reality, a bunion is a complex three-dimensional deformity from an unstable midfoot bone.” When asked how Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ differs from traditional bunion surgery, Dr. DeCarbo explains “A traditional surgery concentrates on two dimensions where we take a straight bone and […]
September 27, 2019

‘A Huge Advancement’: New High-Tech Help For People Who Suffer With Bunions

September 27, 2019 – In an interview with CBS 3 in Philadelphia, Dr. Jason Miller at Premiere Orthopedics in Collegeville shared that he offers his patients a more “patient-friendly” alternative to traditional bunion surgery with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, a procedure that offers faster recovery and a lower chance for recurrence.1 In his clinical experience, he says the Lapiplasty® Procedure has reduced the surgery time from two hours to 30 minutes and that he’s observed less swelling and pain, along with a quicker recovery in his patients. His patient Jill Extract had a bunion, a foot deformity that millions of […]
September 25, 2019

New Innovative Surgery to Treat Bunions

September 25, 2019 – In an interview with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Adam D. Perler at Alexander Orthopaedic Associates of St. Petersburg says, “shoes can aggravate your feet, but bunions are hereditary.” He further explains that bunions aren’t “just a bump on the big toe but rather a three-dimensional deformity that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ addresses which is a big advancement over how we traditionally handled bunions.” He tells the Morning Blend host that traditional bunion surgery is “a cosmetic fix and that is why it has a much higher bunion recurrence rate.” He explains that […]
September 20, 2019

Local surgeons share benefits of advanced bunion procedure

September 20, 2019 – In an interview with CBS 13 in Jefferson City, Missouri, Dr. J.P. McAleer at JCMG Podiatry says that Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction™ differs from traditional osteotomy bunion surgery in that, “We’re not taking a bone, cutting it, and making it crooked to relatively reduce the “bump”. What we’re doing is at true, full-on, realignment of the bone; putting it back into position and restoring anatomy.” His patient, April, a 19-time marathon runner, says she never considered a traditional bunion surgical procedure because they did not work for any of her family or friends. “People in […]
August 27, 2019

Eldon Marathon Runner Receives Second Chance After 3-D Correction Surgery

August 27, 2019 – During the course of her running career, marathon runner April had developed a collapsing arch and painful bunion from training and participating in marathons. In order to resolve her painful bunion, she had Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ performed by Dr. Jody McAleer at JCMG Podiatry in Jefferson City, MO. Dr. Jody McAleer corrected the bunion in all three dimensions using a specialized surgery, [Lapiplasty® 3D [Bunion Correction™] to restore normal rotation that is especially important for the wear and tear runners put on their feet. Five months after surgery, April returned to running and completed her […]
August 11, 2019

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Helps Eldon Runner Get Back On Her Feet

August 11, 2019 – Dr. Jody McAleer at JCMG Podiatry in Jefferson City, MO, describes Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ as “the realignment of the bones in three planes and dialing in the corrections. You’re restoring the person’s natural anatomy.” He explained to Jefferson City News Tribune health reporter Joe Gamm that unlike traditional osteotomy surgery which cuts and shifts the part of the bone that is misaligned, the Lapiplasty® Procedure corrects the deformity at its root cause by realigning the bones. “If a doctor were to show you an X-ray of the repaired foot and covered the plates, you wouldn’t […]