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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 […]
September 25, 2019

New Innovative Surgery to Treat Bunions

September 25, 2019 – In an interview with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Adam D. Perler at Alexander Orthopaedic Associates of St. Petersburg says, “shoes can aggravate your feet, but bunions are hereditary.” He further explains that bunions aren’t “just a bump on the big toe but rather a three-dimensional deformity that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ addresses which is a big advancement over how we traditionally handled bunions.” He tells the Morning Blend host that traditional bunion surgery is “a cosmetic fix and that is why it has a much higher bunion recurrence rate.” He explains that […]
September 20, 2019

Local surgeons share benefits of advanced bunion procedure

September 20, 2019 – In an interview with CBS 13 in Jefferson City, Missouri, Dr. J.P. McAleer at JCMG Podiatry says that Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction™ differs from traditional osteotomy bunion surgery in that, “We’re not taking a bone, cutting it, and making it crooked to relatively reduce the “bump”. What we’re doing is at true, full-on, realignment of the bone; putting it back into position and restoring anatomy.” His patient, April, a 19-time marathon runner, says she never considered a traditional bunion surgical procedure because they did not work for any of her family or friends. “People in […]
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 […]