What Are Bunions?
Bunions are a condition causing the big toe to move towards the second toe. Often, there is an increase "bump" on the side of the toe. This is caused by instabily in the foot and causes imbalance in the tendons. Bunions can cause pain in the great toe joint, under the toe or even along the arch of the foot.
Bunions are a common problem that affect many people. 23% of people 18-65 have a bunion and that percentage is greater than 36% in people over the age of 65.
How Can I Fix My Bunion?
Conservative treatment for bunions includes shoe gear, orthotics, injections and padding. Often, conservative careis not enough and surgery is required
Bunion surgery has been around for over 100 years, but recent advancements in surgical thinking and instruments have allowed us to take another look at how we fix bunions.
Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery
A new procedure called the Lapiplasty corrects the bunion deformity at the base of the bone, giving a stable foundation. It also allows for rotation of the bone correcting the problem in all three planes. Unlike other bunionectomies that address the base of the bone, Lapiplasty allows for near immediate weight bearing without a cast and return to sports in 3-4 months! Previous procedures could require casting for 3 months and 6 months or more of healing before return to activity
If you have questions about the Lapiplasty procedure and if it is right for your bunion, give us a call at 480-632-5757 or book an appointment online.
Dr. Chris Suykerbuyk