New York’s PIX11 News
November 8, 2021— Dr. Sarah Haller from Essex Union Podiatry was recently featured in a sponsored segment on WPIX in New York’s PIX11 News. She explained what bunions are, how they form and what options are available to treat them. She highlighted Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ as a surgical option that might be better for certain patients than traditional procedures.
“Most people think that bunions are just a growth on the outside of your foot behind your big toe. But really, they are a deformity,” explained Dr. Haller. She clarified that they are not extra bone but a result of the big toe shifting towards the lesser toes and the bone behind it rotating in the opposite direction, forming the big knot seen on the side of the foot.
“In the past, methods for bunion removal only addressed two dimensions of the deformity, which often allowed bunions to return,” said Dr. Dr. Haller. “However, bunions are not just a one-dimensional deformity. The Lapiplasty® Procedure is designed to address all three dimensions of the bone deformity and fix the deformity where it starts.”
With Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, patients are usually able to bear weight in a walking boot within two weeks after surgery.1 Data demonstrates the rate of bunion recurrence after the procedure is low, 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 month studies respectively.1,2
Lapiplasty® is a surgical procedure. Potential risks include infection, pain, implant loosening and loss of correction with nonunion. For further information on the risks, follow this link to Patient Risk Information. As with any medical treatment, individual results vary, 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.