April 24

Exploring Lapiplasty® – A Cutting-Edge Solution for Effective Bunion Treatment

What is Lapiplasty®?

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction® represents a revolutionary approach to bunion surgery. It aims to realign the foot’s bones into their natural position in three dimensions. This addresses the visible bump associated with bunions and tackles the underlying joint instability that contributes to bunion recurrence. The Lapiplasty® Procedure offers a reputable solution to bunion deformities supported by extensive clinical research. It employs advanced technology and a patented titanium plate system.

The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis. It involves surgeons like Dr. Vu and Dr. Bruning, who have undergone specific training in this innovative technique. Patients can usually begin to bear weight in a walking boot within weeks following the surgery, which is a significant advancement over traditional bunion surgeries. This recovery protocol, varying slightly between individuals, allows most patients to resume light activities within a month while transitioning to regular footwear in about six weeks thereafter.

Understanding Bunions: More Than Just a Bump

A bunion, or hallux valgus, develops when the first and second metatarsal bones of the foot spread apart, causing the big toe to shift towards the smaller toes. This often results in the rotation of the metatarsal bone, contributing to the prominent bump and associated pain. Lapiplasty® corrects the bunion in all three planes, restoring proper alignment to the metatarsal and big toe.

Why Is Joint Fusion Necessary?

Addressing the root cause of bunions, particularly in moderate to severe cases, Lapiplasty® involves fusing a joint in the midfoot region. This step is crucial as it targets the base of the deformity, preventing the likelihood of bunion recurrence and providing lasting relief from foot pain.

Ideal candidates for Lapiplasty® are generally those experiencing moderate to severe bunions without significant arthritis in the big toe joint. Patients should be capable of undergoing surgical procedures and not have conditions that severely hamper bone or soft tissue healing. A consultation with a Lapiplasty®-trained surgeon at Family Podiatry of Maryland will determine the suitability of this procedure for your specific condition.

Recovery After Lapiplasty®

The recovery journey varies by patient but generally involves initial non-weight-bearing or minimal weight-bearing post-surgery. Our team at Family Podiatry of Maryland supports you every step of the way—from using crutches or a knee scooter to transitioning to weight-bearing in a surgical boot and eventually returning to normal activities and footwear within months.

Visit Family Podiatry of Maryland’s official Lapiplasty® page for more detailed information or to schedule a consultation to determine whether Lapiplasty® is right for you.



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