News

March 22, 2019

Idaho Living: Dr. Kurt Kinghorn with Ankle and Foot Medical Center

March 15, 2019 — Dr. Kurt Kinghorn with Ankle Foot and Medical Center in Boise, Idaho was featured in a segment of ‘Idaho Living’ on CBS affiliate KBOI-TV to discuss his use of the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure. He explained that a bunion is most commonly caused by a hereditary defect in the foot and that traditional 2D osteotomies do not correct the root cause of the defect, which is an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. Unlike the traditional approach, the Lapiplasty® Procedure uses special surgical guides to lean, elevate and rotate the bone back into a […]
March 8, 2019

New Procedure Aims to Correct Bunions at the Source

March 8, 2019 — Dr. David Kaplansky with Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, OH wants his patients to know that bunions are not a simple bump on the side of your foot. He explained to CBS affiliate WBNS-10TV that bunions are complex 3D deformities that occur because of an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. To correct the root cause of the issue and prevent the bunion from returning, he is now using the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ system. Dr. Kaplansky explained this procedure also provides patients with an accelerated recovery timeline. His patient Vivian Kriel was […]
March 7, 2019

Woodlands Podiatrist Praises New Bunion Procedure: Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

March 7, 2019— A Patch.com news reporter connected with The Woodlands, TX based Dr. Thomas Pignetti and his patient April Davis to learn more about the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure and its benefits. Dr. Pignetti explained that he has practiced Podiatry for 25 years and used to perform osteotomies to correct bunions, but it often didn’t give his patients a lasting correction. That is why he began using the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure. His patient April revealed that her bunions were so painful that she would regularly wake in the middle night from the throbbing in her feet. […]
February 25, 2019

Treace Medical Announces Completion of Debt Financing

PONTE VEDRA, FLA. – February 25, 2019 – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a privately-held medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announced today the completion of a $20 million secured debt financing with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors. The debt financing includes a revolving line of credit of up to $5 million and a 4-year term loan of up to $15 million. “We are pleased to have the support and confidence of SVB as we strive to make the Lapiplasty® Procedure the […]
February 15, 2019

Back on the beach again: New foot surgery decreases rehab time, improves quality of life

Feb. 15, 2019— Dr. Barry White from Portland Foot & Ankle and his patient Patricia Cole were featured on the front page of the Scarborough Leader newspaper regarding their experiences with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Dr. White explained that a bunion is a tri-plane foot deformity that requires a three-dimensional surgical approach in order to address the defect completely. He also said that this surgical approach could help reduce the risk of the bunion returning and lead to a faster recovery. Patricia spoke about the struggles she faced while living with painful bunions in both of her feet. Previously, she […]
November 12, 2018

Treace Medical Announces Enrollment of the First Patient in the ALIGN3D™ Post-Market Clinical Study of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

Multicenter prospective study aims to validate long-term maintenance of 3-dimensional correction following early return to weight-bearing PONTE VEDRA, FLA. – November 12, 2018 – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, today announced the initiation and first patient enrollment in the ALIGN3D™ post-market study to evaluate outcomes of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ in the surgical management of symptomatic hallux valgus. “High radiographic recurrence rates for surgical procedures that don’t address all 3 dimensions of the hallux valgus deformity have been well-documented. Studies critically evaluating metatarsal osteotomy surgeries demonstrate […]
November 7, 2018

New techniques employed at WVU Medicine make use of the latest technology to correct the long-time bane of the human foot: bunions.

Nov. 7, 2018 – Dr. Robert Santrock, chief of foot and ankle surgery at West Virginia University Medicine, was featured in an article and accompanying video on WVNews.com about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Dr. Santrock noted that, until recently, surgical correction of a bunion involved either shaving off the bump or cutting and shifting the bones so it can look like the bump went away.  Neither approach addresses the root cause of bunions, which is an unstable joint toward the middle of a patient’s foot.   The Lapiplasty® Procedure involves realigning the bones back into their natural position in all three […]
November 1, 2018

Banish Bunions for Good

Nov. 1, 2018 – Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a news organization that provides a variety of stories to local television newscasts around the country, produced a segment on Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Dr. Adam Katz at Premier Podiatry Group in Boynton Beach FL, explained that traditional methods of surgical correction often have poor outcomes because they do not permanently stabilize the root cause of a patient’s bunion; an unstable joint.  This is a key function of the Lapiplasty® procedure and why it was designed.  Also included in the segment is Dr. Katz’ patient, Carrie, who expressed her happiness with the Lapiplasty® […]
October 4, 2018

New bunion surgery cuts recovery time

Oct. 4, 2018 – Dr. Christopher Pappas from the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale and his patient Andrea spoke to the ABC affiliate in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Dr. Pappas explained how the Lapiplasty® Procedure allows him to realign and restore his patient’s normal foot anatomy and permanently secure the unstable joint which is the true case of a bunion deformity. As a result, patients are back on their feet far quicker than the 6-8 weeks needed for the traditional bunion correction surgery.  After undergoing the Lapiplasty® Procedure, Andrea was back on her feet in just […]
September 17, 2018

Study Of Triplane Bunion Correction System Shows Strong Results After One Year

September 2018 – Multicenter clinical data presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting demonstrated that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is effective in correcting bunions in three planes. The average time for bearing weight following surgery was 10.5 days and at an average 13.5 month follow up, 96.7 percent of patients maintained three-plane correction. Study coauthor Paul Dayton, DPM, FACFAS notes the Lapiplasty® Procedure can help the surgeon correct the bunion deformity at the anatomic apex, resulting in more complete correction. He says the system provides simultaneous triplane correction and offers “very consistent and reproducible” results. Reference Link: […]