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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 […]
June 6, 2019

New Treatment Method Give Improved Bunion Relief

June 6, 2019 – In an interview with WALB-TV in South Georgia, Dr. Eric Massa at Ankle and Foot Associates in Tifton, GA highlights many of the advantages of Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction™, including the fact that the procedure works to correct a bunion “on three different anatomical planes to treat the bunion at the root cause” and “lock the unstable joint in place.” The recovery (return to weightbearing in a boot) used to take up to six weeks after the old procedure, but with the Lapiplasty® Procedure, it could take only three days. Before the procedure, patient Sunny […]
May 31, 2019

New Surgery for Bunion Sufferers

May 31, 2019— Dr. David Kaplansky from Kaplansky Foot & Ankle Centers in Columbus, OH explained that a bunion forms when an unstable joint in the middle of the foot allows the metatarsal bone to move out of proper alignment and that “it’s not just a bump that needs to be shaved off.” In an interview with NBC affiliate WCMH-TV channel 4, he described how Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is unique – allowing surgeons to correct the bunion in 3 dimensions, guiding surgeons with precision cutting guides, and then securing the previously unstable joint in place with titanium plates. He […]
May 23, 2019

Bunion Correction With Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction Data Released

May 23, 2019 — Orthopedics This Week, the largest orthopedics focused publication in the U.S., featured new data highlighting positive results of a study on bunion recurrence rates following a correction with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Study results, published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, found more than 97.4% of patients experienced successful bone fusion of the joint at 9.5 months follow up and, for 98.9% of the participants, maintained a stable joint position over the course of the study. All patients began weight bearing with a fracture boot within one-week post-op. Lead author Paul Dayton, DPM, of […]
May 16, 2019

Treace Medical Announces Publication of Positive Multicenter Clinical Data Supporting Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ for the Surgical Management of Bunion Deformities

Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announces publication of positive results from its retrospective, multicenter study with the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure for the surgical management of symptomatic hallux valgus. The clinical paper titled “Multicenter Early Radiographic Outcomes of Triplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis with Early Weightbearing”1 recently published in Foot & Ankle International, the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.  The goal of the study, which involved multiple centers and 57 patients (62 feet), was to evaluate maintenance of 3-plane correction and […]
May 14, 2019

New Procedure For Bunion Sufferers

May 14, 2019 — Dr. Daniel Methuselah at Columbia Podiatry in Irmo, SC described the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure to NBC affiliate WIS-TV as a more advanced approach to correcting bunions. “This procedure is more advanced … it actually corrects all the facets of the orientation [all three dimensions of the bunion*] so it decreases the chance of recurrence. So that’s a big improvement.” The Lapiplasty® Procedure allows him to correct the deformity in all three dimensions and secure the previously unstable joint in place, which lessens the risk of the bunion returning over time. His patient, Kathie, opted […]
May 8, 2019

What A New Study Reveals About Biplanar Plating For First Ray Arthrodesis Procedures

May 1, 2019— Podiatry experts who weighed in on a recent study focusing on the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure say the results are impressive. The study analyzed the impact of rapid weightbearing and healing for patients who underwent first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) or first tarsometatarsal joint (TMT) fusions using a biplanar plating technique without compression. Results published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, found more than 97% of patients experienced successful bone healing across the fusion site at 9.5 months follow up. All patients began early weightbearing with a surgical boot within one-week post-op. These results provide further […]
May 3, 2019

FDA Clears Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction System for Use in Pediatric Patients

PONTE VEDRA, FLA. – May 3, 2019 – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand indications of the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ System to treat pediatric patients greater than 12 years of age. The Lapiplasty® System is designed to correct all three dimensions of the bunion deformity and permanently secure the root cause – an unstable joint in the middle of the foot – while allowing patients to get back on […]
May 1, 2019

Procedure aims to remove bunions

May 1, 2019 — Dr. Thomas Pignetti at Advanced Foot Care in The Woodlands, TX talks about his experience correcting bunions using the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. The Lapiplasty® Procedure has been designed to lessen the risk of a bunion returning over time and can give patients a faster recovery. He explained to NBC affiliate KPRC-TV that bunions form when an unstable joint in the middle of the foot moves out of proper alignment and that, in his opinion, the Lapiplasty® Procedure was the best option for bunion patients in his practice. The Lapiplasty® Procedure is unique in the way […]