Bunion Surgery Using Lapiplasty 3D Bunionectomy

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

You Might Also Enjoy...

When Do You Fix A Bunion?

When should you think about having bunion surgery? Is it covered, or is it considered cosmetic? Read on to find out more.

Bunions Are A 3D Problem, Here's A 3D Solution

Bunions are a common problem that frequently gets neglected by sufferers of this painful condition. They affect about 25% of people in the United States alone. Watch Dr. Suykerbuyk explain an innovative new solution to bunions.

Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes are a deformity caused by abnormal tendon pull. Over time, this can become rigid and painful. There are many non-surgical and surgical options available to treat this common toe problem.


Warts are an unsightly and often painful problem that can occur at any age. Luckily there are several options for treatment.

Minimal Incision Bunionectomy

As technology progresses, minimal incision bunionectomy surgery has become more available. Not all procedures are equal, though.

Post-Op Bunion Recovery

The post-op recovery for bunionectomy is one of the biggest factors in picking a procedure and time to do the surgery. When can I walk, drive, run and return to work? In this article, we explore the post op course and care of bunionectomies.