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Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Surgery

A bunion is more than just an overgrowth of the bone. It's a complex, three-dimensional deformity caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. This instability allows the long bones located in the mid-foot to lean out of alignment, resulting in a bump on the base of the big toe that can be painful and make it difficult to wear certain types of shoes. They can be classified as mild, moderate or extreme and are progressive, meaning they do not resolve on their own without the help of surgery.

Statistics show that almost 25% of U.S. adults suffer from bunions. 87% of these cases involve the metatarsal bone having an irregular rotation. Unfortunately, most traditional bunion surgeries are two-dimensional, focusing only on the visible bump and failing to address the root cause—an unstable joint. When the problem isn't treated correctly, there is a 12x chance the bunion will return.

While conservative treatments like bunion pads, splints, toe spacers, orthotics and wider toe-box shoes can help alleviate pain, they do not correct the underlying problem.

Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction is a groundbreaking procedure designed to treat bunions effectively by addressing all three dimensions of the deformity. Unlike traditional 2D surgeries that merely shave off the bump and shift the top of the bone, Lapiplasty returns the entire bone to its normal alignment, securing the unstable joint. This method offers a higher success rate and a more permanent solution for patients.

Recovery Timeline

Another benefit of Lapiplasty is that the recovery process is shorter than that of traditional surgeries, allowing patients to return to their daily activities more quickly.

Here's a breakdown of the recovery timeline:

• Within 2 weeks: Patients can begin to put some weight on their foot while using a walking boot.

• Next 4-6 weeks: Continued walking in a boot.

• At 6-8 weeks: Transition to comfortable shoes.

• At 4-6 months: Can return to most activities and normal shoe wear.

Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction shows impressive success rates, with 97-99% of patients maintaining their 3D correction at 13 and 17 months post-surgery. This high rate of maintained correction proves the effectiveness of addressing the foundational issue with bunions and providing patients with a more durable solution.

This technology represents a significant advancement in the treatment of bunions. By fixing the leading cause and enabling quicker recovery times, this procedure offers a promising alternative to traditional bunion surgeries, ensuring better long-term outcomes for patients.