Bunions are a troubling and uncomfortable deformity that can make wearing certain shoes and moving around difficult. These big bumps are misalignments in the foot’s structure and deserve fast attention to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your daily life. Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ represents the latest in bunion care, innovatively approaching a long-standing and frustrating problem. Here at LePoer Podiatry, we’re proud to provide this treatment to our patients, helping them get back on their feet in no time at all. Learn more by scheduling your appointment today.
What is Lapiplasty®?
Lapiplasty® is a surgical procedure performed to stabilize joints affected by bunions. This procedure is unlike a traditional Osteotomies surgery which addresses the cosmetic bump by cutting and shifting the bone in 2D. Lapiplasty® addresses all three dimensions of the deformity and the unstable foundation. This allows for greater stability and a faster recovery time.
How Does It Work?
While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery cuts & shifts the bone to address the cosmetic bump, Lapiplasty® corrects the entire bone in 3D and secures the unstable foundation to get you back on your feet. After this procedure, you can expect to return to your normal day-to-day life faster than with traditional surgery. Moreover, 97% of patients that undergo this procedure maintain their 3D correction after 13 months. A typical recovery schedule following this operation can be broken down as follows:
- Within Two Weeks – Begin to put some weight on your foot.
- Next 4-6 Weeks – Walk in a boot and return to light activities.
- At 6-8 Weeks – Transition back into comfortable shoes.
- At 4-6 Months – Resume most activities and return to normal footwear.
When Is a Lapiplasty® Necessary?
If a bunion is left untreated, it can cause arthritis, especially if the joint in the big toe has sustained extensive, long-term damage. The problem with these misalignments is that they may cause the cartilage in the joint to deteriorate. While bunions can be remedied through surgery, arthritis and the possibility of chronic pain are not curable. Therefore, having a procedure done as soon as possible is a good choice. Lapiplasty® offers the best option for long-term recovery and success rate.
Schedule Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction in Providence, Rhode Island
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to bunions, a Lapiplasty® procedure may be right for you. Contact LePoer Podiatry today for an evaluation and more info on what you can expect. To get started, fill out and submit the form below or call us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.