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Dr. Mindi Dayton: Active Volunteer Sep 13th, 2021

Dr. Mindi Dayton, ABFAS Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Certified Surgeon, recently participated in the LEAD: Longitudinal Education and Assessment for Diplomates question writing and question review session of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Dayton is an active volunteer for the organization which credentials foot...

Lapiplasty: Shelley Shares Her Experience Sep 11th, 2021

Our patient Shelley shares her experience with Lapiplasty under the care of Drs. Mindi and Paul Dayton.  We were honored that Shelley and her husband, a highly regarded foot and ankle surgeon himself, selected us to provide her surgical care.   Click the link to hear Shelley's experience: Lapiplasty: Shelley...

Treatment Options for Bunions: ‚ÄčTreating Bunions With an Innovative 3D Approach Sep 10th, 2021

Dr. Paul Dayton recently published an article on 30seconds.com in which he discussed what bunions are and the treatment options currently available to patients living with them.   Dr. Dayton also detailed Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, which addresses the three-dimensional deformity that causes bunions by realigning the bones in the...

What we hope every patient experiences... Aug 9th, 2021

We are so fortunate to have a fantastic team at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa that is truly focused on providing the best patient experience possible every time.  Their passion for patients in something that can be difficult to find this day and age. Taylor shares insight into what...

Ingrown Toenails Aug 6th, 2021

What is an ingrown toenail and how do they occur?  An ingrown toenail is defined as a condition in which the nail grows into the soft flesh on the side of the nail. It typically occurs on the big toes however it can occur on any toenail. A few examples...

Patient Testimonial: Kathy Aug 2nd, 2021

I had arthritis in my big toe which caused a bunion to form.  I put off going to see a doctor for years but it finally gave me enough pain that I needed to get it fixed.  Dr Dayton had done surgery on my husband’s toes a few years prior. ...

Patient Testimonial: Lynne Aug 1st, 2021

My name is Lynne, and I am recent patient of Dr. Paul Dayton of the Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa and the Treace Lapiplasty bunion surgical method. I have had severe bunions on both feet, like my father, for over 30 years, but have resisted having bunion surgery up...

Summer Pearls to Stay Healthy and Active Jul 29th, 2021

With summer in full swing, we want to take a moment to talk about how to prevent foot and ankle injuries as you are enjoying your outdoor activities. Children are naturally more resilient and often as adults, we often like to think we can keep up with them! We quickly...

Understanding Your Deductible and Service Deposit Jul 28th, 2021

Why is it so important that we have all your insurance information prior to your appointment at our clinic? That is how we ensure that you are protected from unexpected medicals bills. When we obtain your insurance information prior to your first appointment, we are looking into two things: First,...

Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Pearls May 20th, 2021

Dr. Mindi Dayton will be joining an esteemed group of foot and ankle surgeons later this month to share tips and techniques that the team at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa/Midwest Bunion Centers uses to provide Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction patients with the best possible outcome. The group will...

Patient Testimonial: Angie May 16th, 2021

Angie, a 58-year old from Corwith, Iowa enjoys her active lifestyle. After retiring from her career making circuit boards for the military, she was excited to spend more time enjoying her favorite leisure activities which include hunting, fishing and camping. But when worsening foot pain, caused by bunions which she...

Patient Testimonial May 12th, 2021

Angie stated: I have suffered with bunions for more years than I can remember, the pain and discomfort were affecting all aspects of my life from work to leisure. It was on our last vacation that my husband said “you need to get those fixed” as I couldn’t walk long...

“Feet, don’t fail me now: Common foot problems to avoid and treat as you get older” (2) Mar 24th, 2021

There are many common foot problems experienced by the age 50+ population. Some of the most common include the following:  Bunions:   Patient often believe that a bunion is a “bump” or calcium deposit on the side of their big toe joint. Unfortunately, many are told that it can just...

Dayton's Focus on Advancing Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Mar 20th, 2021

Both Drs. Dayton continually work to support and advance the practice of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mindi Dayton represented the podiatrists of the state of Iowa and across the country during the APMA House of Delegates (HOD). The HOD was held virtually this year, but that didn't affect the...

“Feet, don’t fail me now: Common foot problems to avoid and treat as you get older” (1) Mar 19th, 2021

Why is it important for age 50+people be conscious of foot problems that may arise as you get older? It is important for people to be conscious of their foot problems as they get older because as deformities or problems progress, they can lead to increased pain that can limit...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Teaching Travels: Duke University Oct 24th, 2020

Dr. Paul Dayton was honored to be invited to be a part of the teaching faculty for a lab and lectures on Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction and Triplane 1st MTPJ Fusion, along side the Duke University Orthopedic Faculty and others. The didactic and surgical lab focused on the philosophy of...

Anesthesia, Multi Modal Pain Regimen and Breastmilk Sep 24th, 2020

One thing you may not know about me is that I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding. I have breastfed my three children to the ages of 6 months-2 years old. It is a huge passion of mine to make sure all nursing mothers are educated and feel empowered to...

What A Great Team! Aug 23rd, 2020

We are love our team! At Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa/Midwest Bunion Centers we feel so fortunate to have such a compassionate and dedicated team to assist in providing the highest level of care to our patients. These ladies come to work ready to rock-it every day.  They love...

One Year Lapiplasty Results: See For Yourself Aug 21st, 2020

This patient is one year post-op left foot triplane bunion correction and is so pleased with the results cosmetically and functionally. She is pain-free and doing all the activities she loves without difficulty. The longstanding anatomic correction that can be achieved with Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction is unbeatable. (Left side...

New Original Research Published Aug 20th, 2020

We are excited to share this recently published study that Dr. Paul Dayton was a co-author on with esteemed colleagues from across the United States! This original research highlights the benefits of soft tissue and bone width reduction in patients undergoing the Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction. This procedure provides a...

Lapiplasty® at the Forefront of Bunion Surgery Research Jun 15th, 2020

The surgeons at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa/ Midwest Bunion Centers are proud to offer Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction to their patients. There is a reason that Lapiplasty® is the #1 bunion product in the US. This procedure and system provides consistent, reproducible deformity correction. With 13 publications supporting the...

There is more than meets the eye with a bunion. Jun 12th, 2020

Do you have pain under the 2nd toe? Are your toes starting to curl up or "hammer"? These symptoms often occur along with a bunion. In some cases, addressing the bunion can help to prevent further deformity in the foot and degeneration of joints. However, to prevent further breakdown the...

Medial Double vs. Traditional Triple Arthrodesis May 22nd, 2020

What is the best appproach to fusion in patient's with hindfoot arthritis?  Dr. Paul Dayton had the opportunity to discuss the most up to date evidence and surgeon experience with the Medial Double vs. Traditional Triple Arthrodesis for hind foot arthritis with colleagues from the American College of Foot and...

Achilles Tendon Pain: Cause and Treatment May 19th, 2020

Achilles Tendinopathy can be a debilitating pathology that leads to pain with walking and can force you to limit activity. There are multiple causes of this tendinopathy, from mechanics and overuse, to acute injury, and it can be aggravated by many causes, such as activity, inappropriate shoes, and weight to...

The Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa Patient Experience: The Medical Assistant Perspective May 11th, 2020

As a clinic and a patient care team, there are multiple things we are all passionate about, one of the most important being the “patient experience”. This is the one thing that I am most passionate about. I believe that the overall experience our patients have in the office is...

Bilateral Lapiplasty® Triplane Bunion Correction: Pre & Post-Op X-rays May 11th, 2020

This patient had both bunions surgically corrected with Lapiplasty® Triplane Bunion Correction in the same year.  She is just over a year post op on both feet.  The x-rays and clincal picture demonstrate the power of this procedure to restore normal anatomic alignment of the first metatarsal and big toe...

Club Foot Treatment with Ponseti Casting May 3rd, 2020

Club foot is a congenital foot deformity that occurs in approximately one of every 1,000 birth. A child with club foot has one or both feet that turn inward and point down. Club foot develops while a baby is still in the mother’s womb. The exact cause of club foot...

Dr. Paul Dayton: Multi Patent Holder Apr 30th, 2020

Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, along with a group of top foot and ankle surgeons and innovators from across the country, holds several patents related to bunion surgery.  One of the patents is a method patent related to correcting the bunion deformity before making any bone cuts, thus making the...

Surgeons at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa/Midwest Bunion Centers Lead the Way in Bunion Surgery Apr 26th, 2020

As a team, Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM and Dr. Mindi Dayton, DPM at Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa/Midwest Bunion Centers recently achieved a noteworthy milestone, performing over 400 deformity corrections with the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ system.   Unlike traditional bunionectomies, which address bunion correction in only two dimensions, the...

Series: What are our goals with every bunion surgery patient? Part 1: Consultation Apr 25th, 2020

What are our goals with every bunion surgery patient?  In our practice, our ultimate goal is the best outcome every time for every patient.  But what does that look like as it specifically relates to bunion surgery?   The first priority for both Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM, MS and Dr....

Lis Franc Joint Controversies Apr 24th, 2020

What is the evidenced based treatment for Lis Franc Joint pathology?  Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM, MS had the privilege of moderating a podcost on the Lis Franc Joint for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The podcast participants discuss current research and contrasts it to traditional teaching on Lis...

What do your Dr's do in their free time? Apr 23rd, 2020

Dr. Paul Dayton's love of woodworking started in highschool.  One of the first things he tried building was his own guitar. He notes that while it wasn’t very successful, that experience was a large part of what has led to a lifetime interest in woodworking. Paul went on to perfect...

Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery Telemedicine Visits Apr 22nd, 2020

We understand that the current temporary elective surgery restrictions can be disappointing to bunion sufferers seeking relief. However, there are some valuable things you can still do during this time to become more educated on bunions and bunion surgery. What is Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™? You can find out more about Lapiplasty®...