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™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 Southeastern Pennsylvania lapiplasty today, call us at (215) 392-4009.
“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
“I've been prone to ingrown toenails, I've gone through multiple podiatrists and painful expensive procedures, but Dr. Shapiro has the most efficient and painless removal process. I haven't had an ingrown toenail since 2016.”- Christina
“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