Services & Technology

Lapiplasty Procedure for Bunions

Take advantage of our innovative and game-changing Lapiplasty Procedure for bunions.


Bunion Correction
Over the past 150 years, many surgical procedures have been utilized to correct the prominence of the bump. However, there is up to a 25% recurrence rate in some patients. Until now, all bunion surgical methods only treated the bunion symptom by removing the “bump” that forms without correcting the underlying issue causing the bunion. With our state-of-the-art Lapiplasty procedure, both the symptom AND the cause of the bunion are repaired, both reducing the recurrence rate and providing improved mobility.

How Is Lapiplasty Different From Traditional Bunion Treatments?
Traditional bunion surgery usually addresses the main symptom of a bunion, the bump, by removing part of the bone that is causing the issue, and realigning the bone under the great toe. While effectively eliminating pain for many this concept will not correct all conditions as it does not solve the underlying problem of joint instability. If your toe joint alignment is not repaired there is a greater chance of recurrence of the bunion in the future.

With Lapiplasty, the bone is carefully shifted and rotated back into its original position while being reinforced with stabilizing titanium plates. This realigns the joint, the bump disappears the bunion will not grow back in the future. After Lapiplasty, your foot will be restored to a healthy, functional state.

What Can You Expect After Your Lapiplasty Procedure?
Recovery from Lapiplasty surgery is typical of other bunion procedures. Full weight-bearing function returns in two to three weeks. Due to the state-of-the-art technology used in the treatment, certain patients gain weight-bearing function in as soon as a few days. Overall, recovery varies and depends on the severity of the bunion, the patient’s age, weight, and other factors.

Those who have undergone Lapiplasty surgery usually return to unrestricted activities, like running and playing sports, as soon as three to four months. With a bunion-free foot, you will also be able enjoy wearing a variety of shoe styles, pain-free.

Please call our podiatry offices at 847-390-7666 if you have any additional questions about Weil Foot & Ankle Institute’s Lapiplasty treatment for bunions, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information that you may need. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sorensen to discuss whether you would be a strong candidate for Lapiplasty to treat your bunion, give our office a call or click here to use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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