Lapidus procedure has remained the most favorite for its great power of correction, in particular for those with very large Bunions. Lapidus procedure is generally considered a 3D correction, meaning it corrects the deformity in multiple planes for the best and lasting results.

This technique is usually reserved for moderate to severe size bunions as it corrects the deformity from the center of the foot. The procedure involves fusion of a joint which provides the lasting stability and correction.

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Similar to any other medical procedure, there are limitations that would need to be considered prior to employing these techniques. For that reason, during your visit, Dr. Panahi will carefully examine your foot and utilize in office imaging to determine if you would benefit from pecaplasty or other types of bunion correction techniques.

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Please note that the video above is purely educational. The actual treatment and post-operative plans may change based on our in-office and in person examination and recommendations

Bunions are complex deformities that can be very painful. Dr. Panahi pleased to offer a new, patented treatment for bunion correction-Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction.

What is Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction?

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction is an advanced surgical procedure that corrects a bunion by rotating the entire deviated bone back into its normal anatomical position. This is done using specially-designed instrumentation, naturally straightening your toe and removing the “bump” and associated pain. Innovative plating technology is used to permanently secure the unstable joint.

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Lapiplasty® Patented Titanium

The Lapiplasty® Procedure utilizes 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. Think of this in terms of how a basketball player might hold a basketball. When a player tightly grips the ball with both hands, the ball is held more securely than if only one hand is used.

Please note that we may or may not use the same instrumentation or implants as described in the article.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions patients commonly ask and their respective answers:

Can I play sports after the Lapiplasty® 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 Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed on someone who has previously had traditional surgery?

Yes, the Lapiplasty® Procedure is an option that can be utilized by your doctor when a revision is required. Even if previously treated, patients can experience the same benefits from Lapiplasty® - with a permanently secured foundational joint this time around.

I’ve heard the term “reproducible” used when describing the Lapiplasty® Procedure. What does that mean?

“Reproducible” means that a procedure is easily repeatable with expected results. The Lapiplasty® Procedure utilizes precision, patented instrumentation designed to take the guesswork and “eyeballing” out of bunion surgery; helping ensure your surgeon can get reliable results over and over.

Can the Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed as an outpatient procedure & how long does it last?

Yes, Lapiplasty® surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. Typically, the surgery will last just under an hour. If your doctor is performing any additional procedures at the same time, the surgery may take longer.