Other than making it hard to find shoes to wear, bunions can also be downright painful. Every step you take, your bunions bear some of your body weight, leading to pain and irritation. If you’re tired of living with bunion pain, there’s a new solution that’s an alternative to older, more traditional bunion surgery.
Check out Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction. This new, patented treatment for correcting bunions does more than just remove that bump, it helps to address the underlying joint issue to eliminate pain long-term and get you back on your feet again within days of your surgery.
How Does Lapiplasty Bunion Correction Work?
In traditional bunion surgery, the bone is cut in half then pushed over the top part to reduce the appearance of the bump. This “cut and shift’ method mainly focuses on the bunion’s symptoms and appearance instead of the actual root cause, the foundational joint. With Lapiplasty, the procedure uses specially designed tools to rotate the entire bone back into its proper anatomical position. This naturally straightens your toe and removes the bump and all pain associated with it. Best of all, the recovery process is much shorter and many patients find themselves walking and back in their own shoes weeks earlier than with traditional surgery.
What Is Recovery Like?
Thanks to the patented titanium plating used in the Lapiplasty procedure, patients are able to bear weight on their feet up to 6-8 weeks earlier than with traditional surgery. This dramatically improves your recovery process over not being able to place any weight on your feet and dealing with wheelchairs, scooters, and crutches. You will likely still need to take a week or so off of work at first to recover, but compared to more traditional methods, you’ll still be in much better shape than before. If you have specific concerns or questions about the recovery process, we’d be happy to help.
If you have bunions that are bothersome and would like to discuss your options, give us a call! Schedule a consultation today by calling (219) 795-3360.