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According to a recent study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 80% of Americans experience foot pain on a daily basis. Those with chronic foot pain such as bunions, hammertoes, ankle pain, fractures and diabetic foot disabilities, can even become debilitating.
Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister is a fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist in central Phoenix with Arcadia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine who is experienced in treating patients with chronic foot pain.
“Bunion surgery is oftentimes a daunting experience and patients tend to rely on the internet more than facts,” states Dr. McAlister. “Orthopedic procedures have become more reliable and accurate. This is one area of orthopedics in which we have made massive strides.”
What is a bunion? Well, a bunion, or hallux valgus deformity, is where the bone directly behind the big toe has shifted and forces the joint to dislocate. This, visually, appears as a protuberance or bump on the inside of the foot and great toe. A bunion will typically be painful in certain shoe gear and with most activities.
“We typically will explain the reason why the bunion has formed and how it has changed the patient’s foot structure. Once we explain this and how it develops, most patients understand that it typically will need to be fixed” clarifies the Arcadia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specialist.
With “traditional” 2D surgery, surgeons have performed metatarsal osteotomies, which means cutting the bone in half, and shifting the bone over, targeting the cosmetic bump. This however, does not address the 3D deformity or the root cause of the problem.
“Again, technology has allowed us to drive precision, reproducibility, and ultimately produce great patient results,” states Dr. McAlister. “We have taken a procedure and made it a home-run.”
By utilizing the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ from Treace Medical Concepts, Dr. McAlister is precisely correcting the metatarsal alignment in all 3 dimensions, naturally removing the bump and straightening the toe.
To learn more about this specific procedure, please visit the company’s homepage. (https://patients.treace.com)
Dr. McAlister, along with the rest of the team at Arcadia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will get you back on your feet and pain free in no time.
Call today and make an appointment with Dr. McAlister to see if you’re a candidate for 3D bunion correction (602)955-5700.
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