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Doctors Who Are Extensively Trained In All Aspects of Podiatric Medicine

Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery

Bunions Specialists in Southeastern Pennsylvania

While bunions at their initial stage generally don’t require treatment at first, abnormal bony protrusions can progress and worsen into more discomforting and painful conditions. When these symptoms exacerbate, they begin to affect your day-to-day activities.

Thankfully, our team at both Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Center facilities in Newtown and Warminster have moved on from the limited and incomplete two-dimensional surgical approach, and have updated our practice to provide Lapiplasty™ 3D Bunion Correction for more effective results.

For more information, contact us at (215) 392-4009 today.

What Are Bunions?

Bunions are progressive joint deformities that form abnormal bony protrusions generally on the base of your big toe. The root cause of the issue lies in an unstable joint within the metatarsal bone foundation. When a shift of weight or the unbalancing of the big toe forces the bone to lean out of alignment, creating the signature bunion eyesore of a bump protruding out the side of the toe.

The Problem with Traditional 2D Procedures

The issue with an osteotomy, or conventional bunion surgery, is it only handles one part of the metatarsal; meaning the procedure surgically cuts the misaligned bone and repositions it but solely through one single plane of motion (essentially a two-dimensional approach).

While this surgery may help restore your foot to a more natural state, it does not address the fundamental cause of the bunion: the unstable joint at the base of the toe. Moreover, a study published in 2016 found recurrence rates among these procedures to be fairly high, with about three-quarters of the observed patients experiencing the return of their bunions before they even got to their 14-year follow-up exam. Evidently, podiatrists must branch out looking for other approaches to treat the underlying issue that’s bringing back the bunions for some, if not most, of their patients.

How Lapiplasty™Helps to Address the Situation

A traditional bunionectomy offers an incomplete solution for bunion deformities, our podiatrist professionals have decided to take a more three-dimensional approach to the issue by performing a new type of innovative surgery known as Lapiplasty™ 3D Bunion Correction. This allows your foot to not only look more organically natural while restoring your foot to its anatomically-correct position.

Through small incisions, our experts use specialized instrumentation designed to entirely reposition the misaligned metatarsal bone in all three dimensions: vertically, horizontally, and rotationally.

In doing so, the protrusion/bump is naturally removed, the toe gets straightened out, and all the affected bones are fully restored to their proper alignment. After the toe and supporting bone structures have been completely fixed, titanium plates are fused in with the unstable joint to permanently secure the foundation of your newly corrected toe, allowing for quicker recovery and less downtime.

To schedule a bunion surgery today, call us at (215) 392-4009.

Dedicated Care From Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers

  • We have two convenient locations in Warminster and Newton.
  • We use modern equipment and technology to provide superior care.
  • Our skilled and friendly staff is focused on your care and comfort.
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American Society of Podiatric Dermatology
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

Testimonials From
Our Patients

  • I can honestly say nothing but the very best about my first appointment through to my surgery.

    “I can honestly say nothing but the very best about my first appointment through to my surgery. Dr. Shapiro and his staff are wonderful! Thank you!”

    Teresa H.

  • Love this place!!!!

    “They're the best!!!”

    Dro A.

  • I love Dr. Shapiro and his staff.

    “He always talks to me and answers my questions. I feel I am in great care with him.”

    John R.

  • My problem no longer exists!

    “I went to see Dr. Howard Shapiro for help with my feet. After explaining my issue to Dr. Shapiro, he suggested that I try custom orthotics. WOW!! My problem no longer exists! Dr. Shapiro and his staff are a warm, caring, professional group. I heartily give them a 5 star rating and urge anyone with any podiatric concerns to make an appointment and go see them!”

    Carol B.