LAPIPLASTY® Procedure Educational Video
LAPIPLASTY® Procedure Interview - Dr. Jason R. Miller
Of bunions are a 3D deformity, with inward rotation of the metatarsal bone.
And therefore cannot be fully corrected with traditional 2D bunion surgery.
Traditional 2D Bunion Surgery – Just Not Cutting It.
Fix the Foundation of the Bunion Problem with LAPIPLASTY®.
The root cause of a bunion is an unstable joint at the base, or foundation, of the metatarsal bone (yellow). With an unstable foundation, much like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the bone leans out of alignment and creates the bunion deformity.
TRADITIONAL 2D SURGERY
Traditional 2D bunion surgery (osteotomy) just cuts and shifts the top part of the bone over, merely treating the bunion symptoms (i.e. the bump). However, with an unstable joint remaining at its foundation, the root cause of the bunion deformity is not addressed and is thus prone to recurrence.
LAPIPLASTY® 3D PROCEDURE
The Lapiplasty® Procedure uses precision instrumentation to position the entire bone back into 3D anatomical alignment. Once aligned, the unstable joint at its base is fused to address the root cause and permanently stabilize its foundation in the corrected alignment.
The Choice is Yours
“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.”
"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!"
“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!”
“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.
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FAQsHow 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.
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.