Is your bunion causing pain and limiting your activities?
You can stop bunion pain for good with Lapiplasty®, a 3D Bunion Correction™ treatment.
Imagine what it would be like to walk without pain or wear your favorite sandals again because the unsightly bump is gone.
This transformation is a reality for many people who choose to treat their bunion with the innovative Lapiplasty, 3D bunion correction procedure.
Bunions Are More Than a Bump
Contrary to common misconceptions, bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are more than bumps on the side of the foot.
Bunions form due to the instability of a joint in the middle of the foot at the base of the first metatarsal bone below the big toe. As the joint weakens and worsens, it allow the metatarsal bone to shift to the side. This misalignment creates a bump-like appearance on the side edge of the foot as it draws the big toe down and to the side.
But that is only one dimension of the problem. The instability of the joint can also raise the metatarsal bone upward, causing the other toes to carry the weight. This causes stress and pain in the ball of the foot. The third-dimensional shift causes the big toe to rotate.
Left untreated, the stress and strain can wreak havoc and damage the big toe joint. And the deformity can get worse.
Traditional bunion surgery doesn’t fix the problem.
In the past, the best course of treatment was osteotomy surgery.
During this procedure, the surgeon would cut the metatarsal bone in half to “shave down” the bump. Then he or she would shift the bones of the big toe until they resembled a more natural alignment. This technique gave patients some relief, made the foot more attractive, and made it easier to wear shoes — for a while.
But it still left the patient with a weak toe joint. Over time, one-third of patients who had their “bunion removed,” reported pain and impaired function. And because the surgery addressed the symptoms rather than solving the cause of the problem, there was a 70 percent chance that the unstable joint would shift the remaining bone, causing the bunion to return.
While osteotomy was the best remedy in the past, this two-dimensional solution did not fix a three-dimensional problem.
Lapiplasty, 3D bunion correction fixes bunions right the first time
How is Lapiplasty different? It fixes the source of the problem — the unstable and misaligned joint in the mid-foot.
Bone & Joint Centers in Central Wisconsin now offer the best in bunion care.
Your podiatrist or foot surgeon will realign the joint and stabilize it using innovative titanium-plate technology. Then they will ensure the affected metatarsals and the big toe are reset into their natural positions, rebalancing the entire foot.
Lapiplasty restores the natural structure of the foot, allowing weight to disperse evenly throughout the foot with each step, relieving pain and pressure.
After the procedure, most people can be back on their feet with a walking boot in as little as two weeks1,2, instead of being off their feet for six to eight weeks.
The best part of Lapiplasty is the assurance that once it’s done, there is a very small likelihood that the bunion will return. Studies show that after the Lapiplasty Procedure, 97% of people report they are bunion free in 13 months, and 99% report the correction is still working after 17 months.1,3
Recovery From Lapiplasty® is faster than traditional osteotomy
- Within the first few days — Begin to put some weight on your foot with a boot
- 4-6 Weeks — Walk in a boot and return to daily activities
- 6-8 Weeks — Transition back into comfortable shoes
- 4-6 Months — Resume most activities and return to normal footwear
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1. Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.
2. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons website
3. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297.