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 she enjoyed like playing tennis and using the treadmill.
“I had always heard horror stories of traditional surgery where they break the bone and shave it,” Foell relayed. “A podiatrist referred me to Dr. Phillips, saying I was a good candidate for this new procedure. I am so happy with it I will probably get the other foot done within a year.”
A walking boot was required post-surgery, but downtime and pain were minimal in her experience. “It has been the complete opposite of what everyone tells me of their personal stories. It has been so worth it.”
The opinion of Dr. Christopher Phillips is his alone and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
Any results are specific to this individual only. The Lapiplasty® Procedure allows many patients to put weight on their foot within days after surgery. Actual time to weight bearing will vary, but typically ranges from immediately after surgery to 2-3 weeks.1 Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.
1 Smith B, et. al. 2017 AOFAS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA