Take 5: New solution for bunions from Treace Medical Concepts
October 22, 2021— Dr. James Morgan from Medical Center Podiatry in Mobile, Alabama, was recently featured in a sponsored segment on WKRG’s “Take 5.” Dr. Morgan explained what bunions are, how they form, who may be at risk of developing them and what options are available to treat them. He highlighted the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ system as a procedure that stands out from traditional bunion correction options.
“Traditionally, the bunion correction procedure that has been primarily used by most surgeons is a two-dimensional osteotomy,” said Dr. Morgan. “It doesn’t fully correct the deformity. It only corrects two-dimensions of it.” He emphasized that the biggest problem is that this surgery does not fix the instability at the joint in the foot that allows the bunion to form.
“Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is a new take on an old procedure,” according to Dr. Morgan. “It involves a set of instruments which help to make the procedure a lot more efficient and more precise.” Noting that the Lapiplasty® Procedure corrects all three dimensions of a bunion deformity, which has shown low recurrence, 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 month studies, respectively.1,2
Dr. Morgan recalled that in the past, bunion correction surgery required patients to remain non-weightbearing for 8-12 weeks. With the Lapiplasty® Procedure, patients can typically begin to bear weight within one or two weeks in a surgical walking boot.2
Lapiplasty® is a surgical procedure. Potential risks include infection, pain, implant loosening and loss of correction with nonunion. For further information, 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.