Top 10 Innovations in Podiatry
July 2021— Podiatry Today named the Lapiplasty® Mini-Incision™ System as one of the top ten innovations in podiatry developed over the last year.
The Lapiplasty® Mini-Incision™ System involves using a smaller, 3.5-cm dorsal incision and placing the system’s Mini-Incision Positioner over the skin of the first metatarsal to allow surgeons to correct bunions with a 3D approach in a less invasive way compared to the traditional Lapiplasty® Procedure.
“These innovations facilitate deformity reduction and work synergistically through a reduced incisional aperture,” said J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, who has more than a year’s experience using the Mini-Incision System.
Dr. McAleer noted that the updated system removes the need for free-handed estimated bone cuts. Based on his experience with the procedure, he notes that specialists who are already familiar with traditional Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ are best suited to the updated approach.