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William Braaksma, MD

Center of Excellence Center of Excellence

Physician is an instructor for Lapiplasty® medical education events and is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts.

Originally from Portage, Michigan, Dr. Braaksma is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle and general orthopedic fracture care. Additionally, he is an expert in a variety of nonsurgical and surgical foot and ankle treatment options, including the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction Procedure. Dr. Braaksma joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Albion College, Dr. Braaksma earned his doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He then began both his internship and residency in orthopa...

edic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners – MSU, after which, Dr. Braaksma underwent extensive fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Harborview Medical Center through the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Braaksma is board certified for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  Dr. Braaksma scored in the 99th percentile on his Orthopedic In-training Exam.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Braaksma enjoys reading, playing basketball, running, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his wife, their son and daughter along with their black lab.

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