When you created the bunionplasty® was it the result of a personal issue or an overall need you saw in your patients?
In my Manhattan bunion surgery practice, I saw need for both a cosmetic and medical approach for a bunion surgery. As much as my patients wanted the bunion gone, they also wanted minimal scarring. I developed the bunionplasty® as a technique to repair the bunion and provide an aesthetic outcome. The incision is place more on the inside of the foot, and with the use of a medical implant that I developed (Contours Lapidus Plating System), I am able to mobilize patients immediately after the surgery without the need for casting and crutches.