What type of bunion surgery is best?

Minimally invasive bunionectomy involves less pain, a faster recovery, and better cosmetic results due to the small incisions. Open surgery, however, is a more powerful correction for very severe bunion deformities. It also reduces the risk of recurrence in severe bunions.

Is Lapiplasty better than regular bunion surgery?

Lapiplasty offers a promising surgical treatment option. It involves a less invasive procedure, fewer complications, and a quicker recovery than traditional bunion surgery. It also addresses bunions at their root cause.

What is the most advanced surgery for bunions?

Lapiplasty not only is revolutionizing bunion surgery for the surgeon, but also for the patient. The new procedure allows most patients to start bearing weight and walking on the affected foot in two to three days. That’s much quicker than after traditional bunion surgery.

What is the latest technology in bunion surgery?

The Lapiplasty Procedure uses two low-profile (petite), anatomically-shaped titanium plates to permanently secure the unstable foundation of your corrected bunion. This provides buttressing on multiple planes and allows you to walk within days of surgery.

Who is not a candidate for Lapiplasty?

You are not a candidate for the Lapiplasty® Procedure if the following applies: Pediatric patient aged less than 12 years of age. Adolescent patients between 12-21 years of age where the implant will cross open growth plates in skeletally immature patients.

Is Lapiplasty covered by Medicare?

Is the Lapiplasty® Procedure covered by insurance ? Yes, good news! Insurance and Medicare typically cover bunionectomy and joint fusion procedures that utilize the Lapiplasty® System when the procedures are medically necessary.

Why is bunion surgery so painful?

The shape of the foot is changed and the patient’s weight moves over to the next toes during walking. The bones for the second and third toes were not designed for bearing so much of the body’s weight and they react with pain due to stretching out and compression of the tissues around these bones.

Does Lapiplasty hurt?

This new, patented procedure naturally straightens your toe, removing the “bump” and the pain. No cast is required, and most patients are able to walk within days of their Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction procedure.

How soon can you walk after bunion surgery?

In mild to moderate cases of bunions, patients are allowed to be weight bearing immediately with the help of a knee scooter or surgical boot. They are also allowed to walk in a surgical boot /shoe. The time it takes for bones to set/mend in the corrected position generally takes six weeks.

What is the success rate of Lapiplasty?

Success of Lapiplasty has shown potential to far exceed the results of traditional bunion surgery. Published research shows a 97.3% success rate with Lapiplasty.

Can bunions come back after Lapiplasty?

In fact, 1 in 3 patients have been left dissatisfied with their surgical outcome in the past and up to 70% of those treated have had their bunion return.

How long does it take to heal from Lapiplasty?

How long does it take to recover from the Lapiplasty 3D Correction procedure? Typically, patients are walking within a few days after surgery. Most can return to their occupations within days or a couple of weeks wearing a surgical boot. Around six weeks, patients can expect to be back walking in comfortable shoes.

How long are you non weight bearing after Lapiplasty?

It is common for people who undergo a Lapidus Arthrodesis to be non-weight-bearing for 6-8 weeks following the surgical procedure. This time allows the bones to properly fuse together.

Are you awake during Lapiplasty?

We don’t require the patients to sleep in the boot or wear it 24 hours a day. This allows for patients to perform range of motion exercises at their big toe and ankle joints, and it also allows them to tend to their incisions and perform icing of the area.

Does Lapiplasty hurt?

This new, patented procedure naturally straightens your toe, removing the “bump” and the pain. No cast is required, and most patients are able to walk within days of their Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction procedure.

How long do you have to wear a boot after Lapiplasty surgery?

A typical recovery timeline for the Lapiplasty® Procedure is as follows: Begin to bear weight in a walking boot within a few days to a few weeks after surgery. Remain in a walking boot for 6-8 weeks after surgery, then transition to wearing comfortable shoes.

Is Lapiplasty minimally invasive?

Lapiplasty is a minimally invasive procedure with a faster recovery time than traditional bunion correction surgery.

Is Lapiplasty FDA approved?

FDA Clears Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction System for Use in Pediatric Patients.