The Importance of Bunion Correction in Helping Get Seniors Back on Their Feet
August 1, 2022 — Dr. William DeCarbo of Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center recently contributed an article to Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News in which he discussed what bunion deformities are, the challenges they can cause, and available treatment options including Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.
“The appearance of bunions has created a stigma that often embarrasses people and discourages them from talking about the issue, but it is important that they are corrected as the deformity will likely worsen over time1,” said Dr. DeCarbo.
Advances in medical technology have facilitated the development of different methods for bunion treatment, including the Lapiplasty® Procedure. This method differs from the traditional 2D osteotomy in that it corrects the misaligned bones in the foot and secures them in their proper positions using a system of patented titanium plates 2.
With Lapiplasty®, patients are typically able to bear weight on their feet in a walking boot within days after surgery2. This procedure corrects the root cause of the bunion and data has demonstrated a 1-3% recurrence rate in 13- and 17-month studies, respectively 3,4.
“Gone are the days that people suffering from bunions need to hide or shy away from treatment,” expressed Dr. DeCarbo. “Bunions need to be corrected, and the results from new procedures can give patients a chance to get back on their feet again.
For more information about the Lapiplasty® Procedure, including benefits and risks, please visit www.FixMyToe.com.
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.
Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
1 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Website ©2019
2 Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016. 55:567-71.
3 Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.
4 Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297.