BUNION SURGERY IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. BUNION CORRECTION IS NOT LIKE THE HORROR STORIES YOU HAVE HEARD FROM THE PAST.
Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?
Bunions can be very painful. With each step, 85 % of your entire body weight goes through that bunion. Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off”. Bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint and must be fixed at their root with Lapiplasty.
All NEW Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction
Relief is here. Now, there’s a new, patented treatment for bunion correction. Dr. Jason Gold 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 so the bunion does not come back. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, which allows patients to walk within days of surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Gold, he will determine if a Lapiplasty is the best option for you.
What Should I Expect In Terms Of Recovery?
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.
Hear What Patients Are Saying About Lapiplasty ® 3D Bunion Correction
The bony outcropping of a bunion can be painful, especially when shoes rub uncomfortably against it. At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Vein Center, you can find surgical treatment options that get rid of the pain and unsightliness of bunions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some questions patients commonly ask and their respective answers:
How long does it take to recover from a Lapiplasty ® Procedure?
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction allows you to walk within days of surgery. Patients can return to most occupations within days to a couple of weeks, wearing a surgical boot. Within six weeks, you can expect to be walking in comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes, however, you should not plan on any high-impact activities for 3-4 months. Short shopping trips and leisurely strolls are examples of the types of activities that should be fine at this point. Around the 4-month mark post-op, you should be able to return to most activities and most shoe wear.
Can I wear fashionable shoes again?
The Lapiplasty® Procedure allows most patients to return to their desired shoes.
Can I play sports after the Procedure?
Yes, there are no permanent activity limitations after the Lapiplasty® Procedure. Most patients are able to return to most activities after the bones have completely healed at approximately 4 months.
Can the bunion procedure be performed as an outpatient procedure & how long does it last?
The procedure is an outpatient procedure and typically will take about an hour. If your doctor is performing any additional procedures at the same time the surgery may take longer.