An Innovative Procedure Providing Fast, Safe Relief For Bunions

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An Innovative Procedure Providing Fast, Safe Relief For Bunions

November 1, 2019 – In an interview with NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh, Dr. William DeCarbo of St. Clair Orthopedic Associates says bunions “are a complex three-dimensional deformity caused by an unstable midfoot joint that allows the bone to rotate out of position on all three cardinal planes [in 3 dimensions – 3D]. This allows the big toe to butt up against the second [toe], creating a prominence medially; and that’s the bunion patients know and see.”

When asked by Take Five host Joe Klimchak how the Lapiplasty® Procedure is different from traditional bunion surgery, Dr. DeCarbo explains Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion CorrectionTM, “corrects the problem at the root cause in all three cardinal planes; whereas traditional two-dimensional surgery cuts a straight bone, moves it over, and gives it the appearance of a correction — when in actuality, the unstable midfoot joint is not addressed.”

When asked how the Lapiplasty® Procedure has changed his role in the operating room, Dr. DeCarbo shares “it allows reproducible consistent results … as opposed to eyeballing the procedure and only correcting on two dimensions.”

The Take Five host encourages viewers to visit the website as it offers a “great video on the homepage explaining the [Lapiplasty®] procedure.”