Southeastern Pennsylvania Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery
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.
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™ for Bunions 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.
Benefits of Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery
The benefits of this approach may include:
- Precision: 3D imaging allows for detailed visualization of the bunion and surrounding structures, enabling precise planning and execution of the surgery.
- Personalization: Surgeons can tailor the procedure to the unique anatomy of each patient, optimizing outcomes and reducing the risk of complications.
- Minimized Tissue Trauma: The precision afforded by 3D planning may allow for less invasive techniques, minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues and potentially speeding up recovery.
- Reduced Surgical Risks: The ability to plan and navigate with three-dimensional images can contribute to a reduction in surgical risks and complications.
- Enhanced Postoperative Results: By addressing the bunion deformity with a high degree of precision, 3D bunion surgery aims to provide improved postoperative results, including better alignment and reduced recurrence.
It's important that individuals considering this approach consult with our qualified podiatrist to determine the most suitable treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Lapiplasty different from traditional bunion surgery?
- Unlike traditional surgeries that primarily address the bunion's symptoms, Lapiplasty corrects the bunion deformity at its root, providing a more reliable and lasting solution.
What are the benefits of Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery?
- The benefits include faster recovery, early weight-bearing, a reduced risk of bunion recurrence, and improved long-term results compared to traditional bunion surgeries.
What is the recovery process like after Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery?
- Recovery typically involves a period of limited weight-bearing followed by a gradual return to normal activities, with the potential for a quicker recovery compared to traditional bunion surgeries.
What results can I expect from Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery in the long term?
- Patients can expect improved foot alignment, reduced pain, and a decreased risk of bunion recurrence, leading to better long-term foot function and overall quality of life.
Choose Us For Lapiplasty™ Bunion Correction
If you're wondering, "Who does Lapiplasty™near me?" look no further than Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers. With locations in Warminster and Newton, PA, they specialize in providing Lapiplasty™ Bunion Correction to relieve your pain and enhance your quality of life. Their skilled and experienced team of foot and ankle specialists are trained in the latest techniques and technologies, including Lapiplasty™, a state-of-the-art procedure for correcting bunions and other foot deformities. By choosing Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers, you can trust that you'll receive top-notch care and achieve lasting relief from your foot discomfort.
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I came in for an ingrown toe nail that was bothering me really bad, I asked the girl if there was any way they could squeeze me in and she did just that! She was super sweet and helpful!Kaitlyn P.
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The doctors at Bux-Mont Podiatry have been fantastic!! I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dr. Rajcyz and Dr. Shapiro and I have not been disappointed! In addition, the office staff is tremendously kind, generous, and helpful!Dora
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The staff and physicians at Buxmont Foot & Ankle are amazing. The staff are compassionate, friendly, and went out of their way to keep me informed every step of the procedure. The doctor also made the treatment process simple.Sarah
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