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Medals and Moments: Wanda Martin

September 2021— Tennessee athlete Wanda Martin was featured in the September issue of Memphis Magazine. She discussed her journey to participate in the Memphis District Senior Olympics and experience undergoing the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction Procedure to treat her painful bunion.

“I’ve had friends undergo more traditional bunion surgery,” says Wanda, “but it’s very painful, and there’s a long recovery. I wasn’t willing to give up six months of activity.”

Wanda had lived with foot pain caused by bunions for years. She never let it stop her from participating in fitness classes, walking four miles every morning, playing tennis multiple times a week or volunteering at her local hospital, but it certainly took its toll. She visited Dr. Daniel Tucker at the Vascular and Vein Institute of the South to learn more about the Lapiplasty® Procedure, which involves rotating the bones in the foot into the proper alignment and securing them with titanium plates.

Wanda spent about six weeks recovering from surgery before gradually returning to the physical activities she enjoys. After she competes in her events during this year’s Tennessee Senior Olympics, she plans to have the procedure performed on her other foot. She is excited to have a life free from bunion pain.

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