Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

Lapiplasty® 3D
Bunion Correction™

A bunion, or hallux valgus, is more than just a bump. It’s a complex deformity caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot, often from continuous pressure on the big toe that pushes it toward the second toe. In cases of severe pain, the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure may be just what you need to resume your active lifestyle.

The Difference
Lapiplasty® Makes

87% of bunions are misaligned in three dimensions. The bone often leans sideways, elevates up, and rotates out of alignment.

Traditional bunion surgery uses a 2D procedure that targets the painful cosmetic bump, primarily addressing the symptoms. In an osteotomy, the surgeon cuts the metatarsal bone and shifts the top part over to reduce the appearance of a bump and straighten the toe. The bone is now crooked, and since the unstable joint remains, the bunion could return.

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ uses advanced instrumentation to fix the unstable joint, the cause of the problem. When the surgeon restores the metatarsal bone to its proper alignment, this naturally removes the bump and straightens the toe. The joint is then secured with patented titanium plates, allowing you to get back on your feet quickly.

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Results You Can See

The recovery time frame and doctor’s orders vary depending on each patient’s condition. In a typical recovery period, you could:

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