When it comes to bunion treatment and traditional surgery, the outcome can often be quite different than expected. Many times patients report having recurrence of bunions and the associated symptoms following their bunion surgery, or osteotomy, which involved cutting or removing a piece of bone. Up to a jarring 70% of osteotomy patients report a return of their bunions! This is of course, not a surprise to us as some of our customers have had surgery 3 (three!) times on the same foot!
Last month, Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company that is focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus (bunion) treatment, announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the indications of their Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ System. The Lapiplasty® Bunion Treatment is used to treat pediatric patients older than 12.
About Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
The Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction System is designed to correct all three dimensions of the bunion deformity and permanently address the root cause of the bunion: unstable joints in the middle of the foot. Patients also get back on their feet quickly following the bunion surgical treatment.
Traditional bunion surgery has been associated with a high rate of recurrence of bunions, thus resulting in younger patients having to undergo surgery multiple times in some cases. The Lapiplasty® Bunion Treatment has clinically demonstrated high success rates and low rates of recurrence.
Natural Bunion Treatment Options
At Bunion Bootie, we are dedicated to offering the best, natural, non-surgical bunion treatments available. We, and most ethical podiatrists believe that surgery should be a last resort. However, that being said, we are extremely excited at the notion that there may be a more successful surgical option available for our Bunion Bootie customers.
For those that are interested in a natural bunion treatment for addressing the discomfort and symptoms associated with their bunions, Bunion Bootie is proud to offer bunion splints, essential oils and even balms. Natural bunion treatment can be a fantastic way to decrease symptoms while increasing quality of life and day-to-day functionality. Additionally, many Bunion Bootie customers continue to wear their Bunion and BunionETTE Booties post surgery to help support and maintain their adjusted foot position.
We recommend speaking to your doctor about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Treatment if that is something you are interested in. They can provide you with information pertaining to the outcomes of bunion surgery, what you can expect, and if Bunion Bootie can help you post-op.