Spacer
PedifixBannerAS3_319
Spacer
AMIFAS119CU
Spacer
PMbannerE7-913.jpg
Podiatry Management Online


Facebook

Podiatry Management Online
Podiatry Management Online


AmerXBannerGY1218

Search

 
Search Results Details
Back To List Of Search Results

08/06/2019    

PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS


Non-Painful Bunions Don't Need Surgery: PA Podiatrist 


 


Unsightly bunions all have something in common: They're a pain. People often tolerate bunions, but calling a doctor is the next step to a healthier foot. How will you know if your bunion requires surgical correction? “I always tell my patients, you can have a big, ugly bunion and it might not bother you, so until it affects your daily life, that's when an attempt should be made to surgically correct it,” said Paul LaFata, DPM, a board certified doctor of podiatric medicine at West Lawn Podiatry, Spring Township.


 













Dr. Paul LaFata



 


“I have patients who are not happy with the way their foot looks, but if they're not having pain, I wouldn't want to operate because we're not doing cosmetic bunion surgery,” Dr. LaFata said. Any type of surgery has the potential for risks, such as infection or bleeding, so unnecessary intervention is not a good idea, he said.


 


Source: Mary Louise Sholly, Reading Eagle [8/2/19]
MTIWebBanner818


Our privacy policy has changed.
Click HERE to read it!