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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 […]
April 3, 2019

Got Bunion Surgery—and I Was Walking In A Boot 3 Days Later

April 3, 2019— Patient Nancy Coveney admitted to Reader’s Digest that she was one of millions of Americans who avoided surgery to correct her bunions for fear of a lengthy recovery. But when the pain began impacting her ability to walk comfortably, she reached out to Dr. Harold Goldstein with Westmed Medical Group in White Plains, NY to learn more about her options. He explained that the new Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure would correct all 3 dimensions of her deformity and allow her to begin walking within days. Following surgery, Nancy was sent home wearing an orthopedic boot and […]
March 29, 2019

Treace Medical Announces Publication of Additional Positive Clinical Data Supporting Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

195 patient study published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgerydemonstrates high bone fusion rates under a rapid weightbearing protocol in patients treated with biplanar plating fixation PONTE VEDRA, FLA. – March 28, 2019 – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, announces publication of additional positive clinical data supporting Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery.  The objective of the study was to evaluate bone healing with an accelerated weightbearing protocol in patients undergoing fusions of the tarsometatarsal joint (“3-plane […]
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 […]