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 […]
March 2, 2020

Life Changing Foot Surgery Helps Heal Southport Woman

March 2, 2020 – In an interview with Spectrum News in Coastal North Carolina, Dr. Joseph Kibler at Instride Brunswick Foot & Ankle Surgery in Supply, North Carolina said the Lapiplasty® Procedure “uses titanium plates to re-stabilize and secure the unstable joint in the middle of your foot” unlike a traditional bunionectomy which “shaves the joint down.” He shares “The way that we solidly fix the bone [in the Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction™] allows me to feel confident and get my patients back walking [in a walking boot],” said Kibler. “That’s important, especially for some of my older patients […]
January 29, 2020

New procedure treats the root cause of bunion deformity

January 29, 2020 – Podiatrist Dale Brink with Performance Foot and Ankle first “successfully performed a new approach to traditional bunion surgery called Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial hospital in 2017” and two years later and dozens of Lapiplasty® Procedures completed, “Brink continues to perfect his technique and is involved with nationwide efforts to improve the surgery.” In the article written by Natalie Helms, Dr. Brink shares that he “attended an event in summer 2019 with the inventors of the Lapiplasty® technology, as well as podiatrists and surgeons from across the country, to analyze case studies, […]
January 16, 2020

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction can help alleviate bunions

January 16, 2020 – In an interview with ABC affiliate WFAA’s Good Morning Texas in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mojgan Tavakoli at Foot and Ankle Center of Frisco and Plano says, “bunions are a hereditary, progressive disorder” When asked by Good Morning Texas host Alanna Sarabia about surgical options Dr. Horst Knapp, also at Foot and Ankle Center of Frisco, said that people should consider bunion surgery “once the bunion becomes painful in shoes and stops you from performing the activities you want to do or the activities that you must do, it’s time to consider having surgery.” Dr. Knapp explains […]
December 10, 2019

Remove bunions with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

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 […]
December 2, 2019

My Health with Kristine

December 2, 2019 – In an interview on My Health with Kristine on ABC affiliate WLAJ in Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Karl Dunn at Mid-Michigan Orthopaedic Institute – Compass Health shared that “Traditional [bunion] procedures were two dimensional. Lapiplasty® [3D Bunion Correction™] is a new procedure which correct bunions in all [three] dimensions. We’re able to treat the deeper issues causing the bunions, like never before, which can reduce the risk of recurrence and get you back onto your feet much quicker.”1 When asked by segment host Kristine “If someone is suffering from bunion pain what should they do?”, Dr. Dunn […]
November 25, 2019

St. Augustine doctor corrects foot deformity with an unconventional approach

November 25, 2019 – In an interview with The St. Augustine Record in St. Augustine, Florida, Dr. Kurtis Hort of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine says “the reason the 2D osteotomy doesn’t work is because it doesn’t get to the root cause of the bunion — an unstable joint in the big toe.”1 In 2015, before she was Dr. Hort’s patient, Jenna Jones, underwent a 2D osteotomy, where surgeons shave away the protruding bone. But a number of patients, including Jones, report their bunions returning even after the surgery and months of physical therapy.2 Jones decided she need to revisit […]
November 20, 2019

Major breakthrough for a common bone deformity

November 20, 2019 – In an interview with CBS 47 in St. Augustine, Florida, Dr. Kurtis Hort’s patient Jenna Jones (a marathon runner) described how she had had a previous, failed bunion surgery. With one surgery under her belt and no relief, Jones had given up — until she met Dr. Hort of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine who uses special titanium plates [Lapiplasty® System] to restabilize and secure the joint responsible for causing the bunion. Action News Jax reporter Meghan Moriarty reports that 30 percent of women in the United States have a bone deformity on their foot, otherwise […]
November 18, 2019

Doctor Is In: Bunions, Hammertoes and Foot Deformities

November 18, 2019 – In an interview with NBC 8 in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Stephen Levin at New Tampa Foot & Ankle in Wesley Chapel, Florida shared an X-ray image of a patient’s foot before and after Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction™. Using before and after xray images, Dr Levin notes that the Lapiplasty® Procedure is designed to “swivel the bone back over” and realign the sesamoid bones – the bones you use when you pivot on the bottom of your feet. In terms of recovery expectations, Dr. Levin said that with this “newer technique,” patients can walk in a […]