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Bunions: More than a Bump

A common misconception is that a bunion is simply an overgrowth of bone that can be “shaved off”…

In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot which allows the metatarsal bone to drift out of alignment.

Bunions are a 3D Problem

In a 2D osteotomy, the metatarsal bone is cut in half and pushed over. This addresses the cosmetic bump, but not the root cause. It’s like putting a band-aid on the problem.

Shaves Bump

Cuts & Shifts Bone

Traditional Approaches To Bunion Correction Have Been Ineffective

Did You Know?


Of bunions are a 3D deformity, with inward rotation of the metatarsal bone.2

And therefore cannot be fully corrected with traditional 2D bunion surgery.

Fix it Right the First Time

WATCH Procedure Interview - Dr. Jason R. Miller

Entire bone returned to normal 3D alignment

Advanced instrumentation corrects the entire metatarsal bone in 3-dimensions, naturally removing the bump and straightening your toe.

Joint stabilized to secure 3D correction

Patented innovative titanium plate technology is applied to permanently secure the foundation and allow rapid weight-bearing.

Patient Experiences

Amanda from Illinois

“I can’t wait to also get my left foot done - my right is so much better. My sister had bunion surgery at the same time as me in Denver and she can’t get back in dress shoes and may need a revision surgery. My sister can’t understand why I can wear all my heels with no problem and how I got better so fast. My sister still has a big bump and calluses that are painful.”

Tiffany from West Virginia

"I have had two bunion surgeries. This time was so much easier than the first time. I had very little pain, and I could walk almost right away!"

Emily from Pennsylvania

“Four weeks in on my right foot and my doctor says the X-rays show the fusion site is completely healed! My big toe has lost practically no mobility, so I don’t need any physical therapy. I’ve scheduled the surgery for my left foot for two months from now. Hooray for Lapiplasty!”

Carrie from Colorado

“My husband and I felt my foot looked so much better after my Lapiplasty bunion surgery. Much better than expected.”

Find a Surgeon

If your bunion pain is limiting your active lifestyle, it may be time to talk with your doctor about whether the LAPIPLASTY® System is the right option for you.

We invite you to search for a LAPIPLASTY® trained surgeon near you.

By clicking search, you understand and agree that: (1) Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. provides this listing as a service, and we have no vested interest in any specific surgeons, nor do we provide any recommendation, assurance, or guarantee with respect to their service; (2) the surgeons identified in this listing are surgeons who have completed a LAPIPLASTY® System training course; and (3) you are responsible for making an independent determination of the qualifications of these surgeons and whether these surgeons suit your particular needs and expectations.


How long will I be off my feet after surgery?
The LAPIPLASTY® Procedure utilizes advanced fixation technology, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, that allows many patients to put weight on their foot within days after surgery. Actual time to weight bearing will vary, but typically ranges from immediately after surgery to 2-3 weeks.1

Will I have to wear a cast after the surgery?
No, most patients will have their foot wrapped in bandages for a few days and then use a surgical boot to walk during recovery.

Can I return to fashionable shoes?
The LAPIPLASTY® Procedure allows most patients to return to their desired shoe gear without any limitations. Of course some fashionable shoes can be painful (even with a normal foot), so results can vary from person to person and shoe to shoe.

Can I play sports after the LAPIPLASTY® Procedure?
Yes, there are no permanent activity limitations after the LAPIPLASTY® Procedure. Most patients are able to return to sports after the bones have completely healed at approximately 4 months.

References and Important Information

Only a surgeon can tell if the Lapiplasty® Procedure is right for you. As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. Potential risks include but are not limited to infection, discomfort from the presence of the implant, loosening of the implant, and loss of correction with nonunion or malunion.

1. Smith B, et al. 2017 AOFAS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
2. Kim Y, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2015; 36:944-52.
3. Jeuken RM, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2016; 37:687-95.
4. Ellington, JK, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2011; 32: 674-80.