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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 […]
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 […]