Are bunions limiting your activities and lifestyle? In addition to standard bunion surgery, the surgeons at Foot & Ankle Institute are experienced in one of the latest surgical techniques in bunion correction, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™. Bunions can be very painful and while conservative treatment can help alleviate the pain, they often will not go away without surgical correction. Studies have shown that Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction™ can help patients get weight bearing more quickly and and reduce the chance of recurrence of the bunion deformity. Take a look below for more information on Lapiplasty® and then make an appointment with one of our physicians at either our West Houston or Katy locations to find out if this new surgical procedure can help you.

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What’s Special About  Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™?

A common misconception is that a bunion is simply a “bump” that can be “shaved off.” But, bunions are more than a bump – they are complex 3D problems caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. While the majority of bunion surgery is only 2D and fails to address the root cause, Lapiplasty® provides a 3D correction and secures the unstable joint.

How Does Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Work?

While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery merely cuts & shifts the bone to address the cosmetic bump, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ does more — it 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.

What is the Typical Recovery Like for Lapiplasty®?

A typical Recovery timeline for Lapiplasty® is detailed below.  However, timepoints and doctor’s orders vary based on each patient’s condition.  Be sure to discuss the recovery process with with your foot and ankle specialist so you will know what to expect after surgery.