October 31, 2019 – In an interview on the ABC TV affiliate in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Terry Clarke with Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central Pennsylvania refers to traditional osteotomy bunion surgery as “the old way of doing it” which many times leaves patients with residual pain and in some cases, the bunion returns.1 Conversely, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ (which Dr. Clarke utilizes to treat his bunion patients) is described as an advanced way to take care of bunions, touting a better success rate.2
His patient Laura Risser spoke about her history with bunions on both feet. Since her mother suffered with terrible bunion pain, and bunions are hereditary, Laura wanted to avoid the same issues her mother suffered with. Because Dr. Clarke explained that, with traditional surgery, “we’re not correcting the deformity where the deformity actually exists”, Laura opted for Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ and in just 6 weeks after the procedure she expects to go from wearing a walking boot to walking in regular shoes.
Laura plans to get Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ on her other foot later this year, “I’m actually looking forward to having the other foot done.”
1 Jeuken RM, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2016. 37:687-95.
2 Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.