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 New Procedure for Bunions



June 27, 2022 — Dr. Penny Lawin of the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center recently joined WJTV in a sponsored segment to discuss bunion deformities, how they form and the different options available for treating them including the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction procedure.

“Contrary to popular belief, a bunion is not just a bump of bone that sits there,” said Dr. Lawin. “It’s usually a more complex three-dimensional involvement of the bones.”

Dr. Lawin explained that there are multiple procedures available to treat bunions including a relatively new procedure called Lapiplasty®3D Bunion Correction. Unlike traditional correction methods that involve simply shaving off the bump or shift bone to the side, Lapiplasty® addresses the root cause of the deformity by securing the unstable joint in the mid-foot .

“Once the deformity is corrected, we use patented titanium plates to allow for stable fixation1, which also allows for early weightbearing in a surgical boot,2,3” said Dr. Lawin. “Until recently, this was unheard of.”

According to Dr. Lawin, the Lapiplasty® procedure can be performed on patients from all walks of life and is typically covered by Medicare and other insurances.

“The benefits of Lapiplasty® are that it addresses all three dimensions of the deformity,” expressed Dr. Lawin. “In addition, the recurrence rate is low with 97 to 99% of people maintaining the reduction in 13 and 17-month studies4.”

For more information about the Lapiplasty® Procedure, including benefits and risks, please visit

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.

Dr. Lawin is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

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