The Lapiplasty is a revolutionary new, state of the art procedure to address bunions, also known as a hallux valgus deformity.
- Bunions, are a complex, three-dimensional problem. An unstable joint allows the bone to drift out of the correct 3D alignment, both leaning and rotating inward.
- Did You Know? As many as 1 in 3 patients are DISSATISFIED (aesthetics, pain or function) after traditional 2D bunion surgery.
- There is a better way.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Lapiplasty® Procedure utilizes advanced fixation technology, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, that allows many patients to put weight on their foot within days after surgery.
Actual time to weight bearing will vary, but typically ranges from immediately after surgery to 2-3 weeks.
No, most patients will have their foot wrapped in bandages for a few days and then use a surgical boot to walk during recovery.
The Lapiplasty® Procedure allows most patients to return to their desired shoe gear without any limitations. Of course some fashionable shoes can be painful (even with a normal foot), so results can vary from person to person and shoe to shoe.
Yes, there are no permanent activity limitations after the Lapiplasty® Procedure. Most patients are able to return to sports after the bones have completely healed at approximately 4 months.