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Bunions are more common than you think, and they typically get worse over time

October 22, 2020 – In an interview with San Antonio Live, Dr. Marque Allen, a podiatrist in San Antonio, discussed how Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ differs from traditional bunion treatment procedures.

“Traditional bunion surgery fixes the part of the condition that looks the worst… but the toe is still crooked from the rest of the foot and the rate of recurrence is really high.” [1]

Dr. Allen said that the Lapiplasty® Procedure is an effective way to treat bunions at their root cause and in a three-dimensional way. He noted that the procedure enables many of his patients to bear weight on their foot and get back to physical activity sooner than those who undergo traditional bunion removal surgery. He also referenced the very low recurrence rate with the Lapiplasty® Procedure. [2,3]

Dr. Allen compares performing the Lapiplasty® Procedure to other modern joint replacement procedures and surgeries—he noted that this is a much more advanced way of addressing this common foot problem that causes pain and discomfort for about 30% of women in the United States. [4]


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.
3. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297.
4. Nix S, et al. J Foot Ankle Res. 2010. 27:3:21.