Bunion Surgery: FastForward System

PA Foot and Ankle Associates is proud to be the first podiatry office in the Lehigh Valley - and the first on the East Coast - to offer a revolutionary new bunion surgery called the FastForward Bunion Correction System.

Dr. Adam Teichman, PA Foot And Ankle AssociatesDr. Adam Teichman, PA Foot And Ankle AssociatesDr. Adam Teichman and Dr. Thomas Rocchio, Senior Partners at PA Foot and Ankle Associates, are two of only three doctors currently performing this procedure internationally. Dr. Teichman is a board certified podiatric surgeon and physician, and is Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital (Allentown). Dr. Rocchio is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS) and recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field. Check out Dr. Teichman and Dr. Rocchio's bios here.

The FastForward Bunion Correction System is a revolutionary new bunion surgery which offers:

  • Virtually no scar on the foot
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Minimal to no pain

How a bunion is surgically corrected

A Bunion, known medically as a Hallux Valgus deformity, is typically treated surgically by means of a bunionectomy. This type of bunion surgery uses a series of bone cuts and bone screws to realign the first metatarsal with the big toe (metatarsals are the long bones in the foot). Alternatively, a surgeon may choose to fuse the metatarsal or fuse the joint. Bunion surgeries of this kind necessarily require the patient to be off their feet for a period of time, followed by a significant recovery period. In some cases, patients experience significant pain and other unpleasant complications.

As shown in the video below, the FastForward Bunion Correction System is a revolutionary approach to bunion surgery. The podiatric surgeon works through a tiny incision, using an FDA-approved, medical grade titanium alloy plate to anchor the first metatarsal to the second metatarsal. Known as the FastForward Bone Tether Plate, the unique design of this medical device, achieved through 3D printing technology, allows an as-close-as-possible match to the anatomy of the second metatarsal.

fast forward bunion correction systemThe FastForward Bone Tether Plate eliminates the need for bone screws in the second metatarsal. The plate allows the podiatric surgeon to safely wrap the metatarsals with suture tape and pull the bones and big toe into proper alignment. Less drilling and bone cutting means a quicker recovery and less pain for the patient.

PA Foot and Ankle Associates is proud to offer the FastForward Bunion Correction System to our patients. We are one of only two medical practices in the U.S. offering this revolutionary bunion surgery, and the only provider on the east coast.

Request an evaluation to learn if your bunion can be corrected with the FastForward Bunion Correction System. You may also call 610-330-9740 to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians.

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