Good Day KNWA Fox 24 with Dr. Dean Bright
November 19, 2021— In a recent interview during a sponsored segment on KNWA’s “Good Day NWA,” Dr. Dean Bright from Bright Foot Clinic discussed what bunion deformities are, what causes them to form and the options available for managing and treating them. He spoke about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ as a surgical system that he is now offering to many of his patients.
“Bunions are a deformity of the big toe joint and they are caused by an unstable joint at the base of the mid-foot area,” said Dr. Bright. “That instability causes a deviation of the big toe, which causes a bump on the side of the foot, and stress to the cartilage and related joint pain.”
The Lapiplasty® Procedure targets the unstable joint that causes the deformity. Older-generation bunion correction methods address only two dimensions of the deformity but the Lapiplasty® Procedure corrects all three dimensions and secures the unstable joint in the foot.
In the past, bunion correction surgery required patients to remain non-weightbearing for 8-12 weeks. 1 With Lapiplasty®, patients can typically begin to bear weight within one or two weeks while wearing a surgical walking boot.2
As with any medical treatment, individual results vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. For further information on the recovery process, follow this link to Recovery Information. Please consult your surgeon for a full understanding the postoperative care associated with the Lapiplasty® Procedure.