There is some good news. Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction is a new, patented treatment for bunion correction. This innovative new treatment option does more than just remove “the bump”; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to address the underlying cause of the problem. To secure the lapiplasty correction in place, advanced fixation technology is used, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.
How Does 3D Lapiplasty Work for Bunion Correction?
Instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting the top part over, the patented Lapiplasty Procedure rotates the entire deviated bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening your toe and removing the “bump” and associated pain.
Innovative titanium plating technology permanently secures the shaky foundation that is the source of your bunion problem. Most patients can walk within a few days of surgery. There is no need for a cast, allowing patients to quickly return to their preferred shoe wear and activities.
Patented Titanium Plating Technology for Lapiplasty
Two low-profile (petite), anatomically-shaped titanium plates are used in the lapiplasty procedure to permanently secure the unstable foundation of your corrected bunion. This provides multiple planes of support and allows you to walk within days of surgery. 1 Consider how a basketball player might hold his or her ball. When a player grips the ball tightly with both hands, it is held more securely than when only one hand is used.
What Can I Expect From My Recovery?
Patients can bear weight on their foot sooner thanks to the patented titanium plating technology used in the Lapiplasty procedure. The ability to do so can significantly improve your recovery time, allowing you to walk up to 6-8 weeks sooner than following the traditional Lapidus approach. Being able to walk in a surgical boot rather than being completely non-weight bearing for 6- 8 weeks means you will return to a better quality of life sooner; you will be able to return to most occupations sooner; and you will be less inconvenienced by bunion surgery.
Two plates for fixation are preferable to one
Traditional foot lapidus fusion used only two screws or a plate and screws at the fusion point and did not correct abnormal metatarsal rotation. This allowed for movement at the surgical site, necessitating below-knee casting and non-weightbearing after surgery. 3D bunion correction employs two extremely stable plates, allowing for immediate weightbearing after surgery without the risk of hardware failure.