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July 15, 2018

Lapiplasty® Procedure at WVU Medicine: An innovative approach to bunion surgery

June 15, 2018 – WVU Medicine orthopaedic surgeon, Robert Santrock MD, explains an innovative method of treating bunions called Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion CorrectionTM. According to Dr. Santrock, “Bunions are not a cosmetic problem. They are a mechanical deformity which have, traditionally, not been treated in a very sophisticated way. Traditionally, bunions have been treated in a non-sophisticated way … we’ve been basically ‘knocking the bump off’ or we’ve taken the bone and cut it in half and shifted it over to make it look like the bump is gone, but it’s not really corrected the problem at all.” The Lapiplasty® […]
June 18, 2018

MO Podiatrist Performs New Bunion Procedure

MO Podiatrist Performs New Bunion Procedure June 17, 2018 Podiatry Management, a leading industry trade publication, featured Dr. J.P. McAleer as a “podiatrist in the news” following the story that aired on KOMU-TV in Jefferson City, Mo. Where Dr. McAleer spoke regarding his experience with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Reference Link: http://www.podiatrym.com/search3.cfm?id=111366
June 18, 2018

Doctor helps Missourians get back on their feet with new bunion procedure

Doctor helps Missourians get back on their feet with new bunion procedure June 16, 2018 Jefferson City, Mo. KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Jefferson City, Mo., aired a story on Dr. J.P. McAleer, who was the first physician in Missouri to perform the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Although traditional bunion surgery has a high degree of reoccurrence, Dr. McAleer noted that none of the 100 plus patients who underwent the Lapiplasty® Procedure had their bunions return. As one of the first physicians in the country to perform Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, Dr. McAleer has been traveling throughout Missouri and around […]
June 18, 2018

Disrupting The Medical Sector

Jacksonville Business Journal Disrupting The Medical Sector This Ponte Vedra Firm Has a New Method to Tackle the Old Problem of Bunions June 8, 2018 Jacksonville Business Journal reporter Will Robinson profiled Treace Medical Concepts in the June 8th issue. The full page story explored the root cause of bunions, the history and rapid growth of the company, why the traditional 2D method of surgical correction often results in recurrences, and the advantages of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Treace Medical CEO John Treace is quoted throughout the story on the existing market opportunity and why Treace is well-positioned to become […]
April 20, 2018

Bunions Get A Bad Rap

Apr 3, 2018 – Quad Community Press – White Bear Lake podiatrist, Christopher Phillips, is one of the first in the metro area to perform a new, patented technique for bunion correction – the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction Procedure. “The procedure is controlled, reproducible and lends itself to confidence in the results,” Phillips said. “It aims at restoring anatomy back to normal by correcting the deformity at the joint. A patient can bear weight almost immediately following the surgery.” According to Jessi Foell, a 40-year-old patient of Dr Phillips, a painful bunion on her left foot kept her from doing things […]
March 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic Doctor First to Perform Lapiplasty® Procedure In MN

February 19, 2018 – Nathan Sanders, who practices podiatry and wound care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, is using a new surgical procedure to treat bunions by correcting the source of the problem: its base. Whereas there are over 100 surgical procedures that have been described to treat bunions, Dr. Sanders compares them to an analogy of cutting the Tower of Pisa in half and correcting only the top few floors. What had been left, unaddressed, by previous surgical procedures is the tilt. With the Lapiplasty® Procedure, the patient’s bone is realigned at its base and plated […]
July 17, 2017

Oh my aching feet

July 17, 2017 – Edgefield, SC – WJBF-TV, the ABC affiliate in Edgefield SC., aired a story on Dr. George Sich, who is utilizing a patented procedure called Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion CorrectionTM for patients with painful bunions. According to Dr. Sich, “In the past [to correct a bunion], we broke the bone and shifted it back into position, which is a very uncomfortable procedure.” The new procedure by Treace Medical doesn’t break the bone, instead Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion CorrectionTM allows Dr. Sich to shift the metatarsal in three different directions back into the position it needs to be in. Reference […]
July 12, 2017

The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry

June 21, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that the Lapiplasty® Procedure has been recognized in the annual “Top Ten Innovations in Podiatry” by Podiatry Today. It is very exciting to be recognized for the innovative nature of this new, patented treatment system for 3-plane bunion correction. To read the related article on Podiatry Today, please click HERE.
July 12, 2017

Treace Medical Granted Key Method Patent on its Novel Lapiplasty® System and Surgical Procedure

April 18, 2017 – Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,622,805 which broadly covers the methods of multi-planar bunion correction embodied by the Lapiplasty® Procedure. This represents the first to issue in an aggressive pipeline of more than 20 patent applications held by the company on its Lapiplasty® System and related concepts. According to CEO, John T. Treace, “Bunion surgical outcomes have historically been associated with high rates of recurrence and patient dissatisfaction. Studies indicate a significant contributor to deformity recurrence to be failure to correct frontal plane […]
May 22, 2017

Treace Medical Named #1 Hot Startup for Extremity Products

May 13, 2017 – We are excited to announce that Treace Medical Concepts has been selected as the #1 Hot Startup pick for Extremities by Orthostreams.com (see # 6 on Tiger’s List of Hot Startups). This is really a testament to the innovative team of surgeons that brought the Lapiplasty® System from concept to patented product. To read the related article on Orthostreams, please click HERE.