What is a Lapiplasty?

Lapiplasty is a newer procedure to help correct a bunion.  It has several benefits over standard bunion correction techniques and allows for a less invasive surgery with quicker weightbearing postoperatively.

Bunions are more than a bump – they are complex 3D deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery merely cuts & shifts the bone to address the cosmetic bump, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction corrects the entire bone in 3D and secures the unstable foundation to get you back on your feet quickly in a walking boot. The Lapiplasty® Procedure has also shown low recurrence; 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 months respectively.  You can read more on the Lapiplasty website here.

It is important to know that we do not recommend surgical correction of a bunion for cosmetic purposes.  Bunion correction is typically recommended when patients have pain that is not helped by wearing wider shoes and taking pressure off of the painful area of the foot.

If you are suffering from a bunion or any other foot and ankle pain, call your expert Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeons and podiatrists today at 719-488-4664.

Author
Dr. Matthew Hinderland Board Certified Podiatrist and Foot and Ankle Surgeon

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