July 17, 2020 – In an interview with Scripps TV, a syndicated broadcast service distributed to 50 television stations in 43 markets, Jennifer A. shared her story of how the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure got her back on her feet and running again – literally.
The Denver-based fitness enthusiast had noticed a bunion developing in her early 30s. Flash forward 12 years and the pain associated with her bunion had reached the point that simply putting on running shoes or hiking boots meant misery.
As Jennifer began researching her treatment options, she learned there are 200 different types of bunion surgeries – which was a little overwhelming! In a meeting with Dr. Bharat Desai (Denver, CO), a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Desai explained that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ permanently secures the root cause of the bunion with a 3D fix, thereby lessening the chance of the bunion coming back.1
“So, literally we’re fusing a joint that’s unstable back to a joint that’s stable. Once a fusion occurs, it won’t change,” Dr. Desai said during the interview.
For Jennifer, choosing an option that meant lower risk of recurrence was important. She was convinced that the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ was the best option for her and decided to move forward with treatment.
Jennifer’s recovery was easier than she expected. She was able to walk shortly after surgery in a protected walking boot. Six weeks later she was back in her athletic shoes. By the four-month mark, she could be seen on the trails and roads around Denver again.