Good Day Marketplace – A New Way to Fix Bunions
September 30, 2021 — Dr. Robert Santrock, an orthopedic surgeon from Treace Medical Concepts and Co-Inventor of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ System was recently featured in a sponsored segment on FOX 28 Columbus’ “Good Day Marketplace.” He explained what bunions are, how they are caused and options for treatment.
“Bunions are a unique problem,” says Dr. Santrock. “Most people know of it as a bump near the great toe but in actuality it’s a corner of the great toe drifting towards the lesser toes. Many of the surgeries developed for bunions are just shaving the bump off or cutting the bone and shifting the bone over. We call that a two-dimensional correction.”
The Lapiplasty® Procedure takes a three-dimensional approach; spinning and shifting the bone over to provide alignment of the bones in the foot. This method typically allows patients to get back on their feet within a few weeks in a walking boot.”1
“We have been able to see this surgery done 30,000 times in the last five years,” said Dr. Santrock. The procedure is rising in popularity as more podiatrists around the United States are beginning to perform it.
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.