MARKETPLACE: Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
January 19, 2021 – In an interview with a reporter from Great Day Washington at WUSA9, Dr. Franklin Polun, a podiatrist at National Foot and Ankle in Potomac, Maryland, discussed the science behind bunions and how Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ provides patients with a new and improved treatment option for the condition.
“In the past, surgeons have treated bunions with a 2D osteotomy procedure… this involves breaking the bones in the toe and resetting them,” said Dr. Polun. “This gets rid of the cosmetic bump but does not address the root cause of the deformity… which can result in about a 70% recurrence rate.” 
Dr. Polun explained that the Lapiplasty® Procedure allows podiatric surgeons to treat all three dimensions of the bunion, providing patients with both a cosmetic and medical improvement. He remarked that most patients can walk within days after undergoing the procedure with the help of a medical boot; a result that is not seen in patients who undergo the traditional osteotomy procedure. [2,3]
1. Jeuken RM, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2016. 37:687-95.
2. Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.
3. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019. 58:427-433.
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