What Are Bunions?
Bunions are a painful deformity caused by an unstable joint in the foot. This causes the big toe to move towards the second toe and a large "bump" to form on the inside of the foot. Bunions can be an inherited condition or be the result of shoe gear and activity. This problem tends to be progressive, getting worse with age.
How Are Bunions Treated
There are many treatments for bunions. Conservative care can consist of orthotics, shoe gear modification, padding or injections. The only way to correct a bunion, however, is with surgery.
Bunion surgery is refered to as a bunionectomy. While there are several different ways to perform a bunionectomy, many fail to address the root cause of the issue. Most bunion procedures involves shifting the head of the bone over and securing it with a pin or screw. This temporarily reduces the "bump" on the side of the toe, but fails to address the instability of the joint. Because of this, up to 40-60% of these procedures fail and the bunion returns over time.
In order to prevent this, Dr. Suykerbuyk performs the Lapiplasty 3D Bunionectomy, which addresses the bunion at the unstable joint, preventing the bunion from returning in the future. With this technique, the recurrence rate for a bunion goes down to less than 4%.
What If I already Had A Bunionectomy And My Bunion Returned?
Lapiplasty bunion surgery can be performed on cases of failed bunionectomies or when a bunion has returned. By Addressing the root cause of the bunion, the joint can be re-aligned and secured to prevent it from coming back in the future.
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