The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Network
July 10th, 2023 – Drs. Paul and Mindi Dayton recently participated in a sponsored segment with The Balancing Act during which they spoke with hosts Montel Williams and Olga Villaverde about what bunion deformities are and how they can be treated. Their patient, Shaylen, also spoke about her experience undergoing Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.
“During my third year of high school, I was very involved in volleyball, basketball and golf,” recalled Shaylen. “I first noticed my bunions when I looked down at my sneakers and saw bumps protruding from the sides of my foot. It was odd and I wondered if I did something wrong. I ended up getting cortisone shots during my senior year just to get through the pain.”
Shaylen explained that eventually, her pain progressed and she decided to speak with the Drs. Dayton about a more long-term solution for her bunion symptoms. After examining her, the doctors deemed her an ideal candidate for The Lapiplasty® Procedure. They explained that Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ addresses the root cause of the deformity by using a system of patented titanium plates and screws to secure the unstable bones in the foot in their proper positions.1,2,3 This approach also corrects the unsightly bump on the side of the big toe.
“I have no regrets about the surgery,” said Shaylen. “I was able to start bearing weight on my foot while wearing a surgical boot within a week after each of my procedures.”
Dr. Paul Dayton explained that Shaylen’s recovery was typical in that she was able to return to physical activities within about four months after surgery.4
“The future looks bright for me,” said Shaylen.