Patented Bunions Treatment
Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?
Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion.
Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be "shaved off". In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint.
LAPIPLASTY® 3D BUNION CORRECTION
Relief is here. Now, there's a new, patented treatment for bunion correction – Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Dr. Michael Rivera at Memorial Hospital West is offering this exciting, new treatment option which does more than simply remove "the bump"; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.
LAPIPLASTY® 3D BUNION CORRECTION
How Does Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Work?
Instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting the top part over, the patented Lapiplasty® Procedure uses specially-designed instrumentation to rotate the entire deviated bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening your toe; removing the "bump" and associated pain. Innovative titanium plating technology permanently secures the unstable foundation, the root of your bunion problem. Most patients are able to walk within days of surgery. No cast is required; allowing patients to get back to the shoe wear of their choice and activities quickly.
Patient Surgical Technique Animation (M487)
This video walks potential patients through the basic surgical steps of Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Like addressing the unstable foundation (root cause) of The Leaning Tower of Pisa by rotating it back into position and permanently securing it.
Entire bone is returned to
3D Correction secures unstable foundation permanently
How Does A Correction
Look Like on X-Ray?
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Alignment is restored & unstable joint is permanently secured
What Should I Expect In Terms Of Recovery?
The patented titanium plating technology used with the Lapiplasty® Procedure enables patients to bear weight on their foot early. The ability to do so can dramatically improve your recovery process, allowing you to walk up to 6-8 weeks earlier than with the more traditional Lapidus approach (which was previously the only option for addressing the unstable joint).
Being able to walk in a surgical boot, as opposed to being completely non-weight bearing (in a cast with scooter or crutches) for 6-8 weeks, means that you will be getting back to a better quality of life faster; may return to most occupations more quickly; and will be less inconvenienced by bunion surgery.
Weight-bearing within days*; 6 weeks walking in surgical boot
At weeks 6-8: back in tennis shoes
Walking 6-8 weeks ahead of traditional surgery
*Smith B., et al. 2017 AOFAS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Patient Testimonial Video-Laura (M128)
Hear Laura’s personal story of her struggle with bunion pain and the relief she received after being treated with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Patient Testimonial Video-Tom (M373)
Hear Tom’s personal story of his struggle with bunion pain and the relief he received after being treated with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Patient Testimonial Video-Nicole (M271)
Hear Nicole’s personal story of her struggle with bunion pain and the relief she received after being treated with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Patient Testimonial Video-Jill (M370)
Hear how bunion pain stopped Jill in her tracks; as well as her joy at being able to return to running after being treated with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
Patient Testimonial Video-April (M528)
Bunion pain was impeding April’s ability to do daily chores on her large farm; as well as keeping her from her favorite hobby, training for marathons… until being treated with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™