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In the realm of foot health, few issues are as common and persistent as bunions. Affecting millions of people worldwide, bunions can cause discomfort, pain, and even limited mobility. While there are various treatments available, the Lapiplasty® Procedure has emerged as a groundbreaking solution.

Understanding the Bunion Conundrum

Before delving into the Lapiplasty® Procedure, it’s essential to grasp the intricacies of bunions themselves. Bunions, medically known as Hallux Valgus, are deformities that occur at the base of the big toe. They are often associated with a painful bump that can significantly hinder one’s daily life. To tackle this issue effectively, we must look beyond conventional methods.  It is important to note that not all bunions are the same, and the Lapiplasty® system is used for a specific type of bunion deformity ONLY!

The Inadequacies of Traditional Approaches

Traditionally, bunions have been addressed through osteotomy or bunionectomy, which involves cutting and realigning the bones or removing part of the bunion. While these methods can provide relief, they may fail to address the underlying problem—the unstable joint itself. Furthermore, recovery times can be lengthy, and the risk of recurrence is varried.

A Revolutionary Approach: The Lapiplasty® Procedure

Enter the Lapiplasty® Procedure—a remarkable innovation that has set new standards in bunion correction. Developed by Treace Medical Concepts, this surgical technique goes beyond the surface-level fixes of traditional methods. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

1. 3D Correction

Unlike traditional surgeries that primarily focus on the cosmetic aspect, Lapiplasty® aims for complete 3D correction. It addresses the root cause by realigning the misaligned bones, stabilizing the joints, and potentially eliminating the bunion at its source. This comprehensive approach leads to more lasting results.

2. Faster Recovery

Patients who undergo the Lapiplasty® Procedure can experience quicker recovery times compared to traditional methods for performing a Lapidus procedure. This means less downtime and a faster return to daily activities and work.

3. Lower Risk of Recurrence

One of the most significant advantages of the Lapiplasty® Procedure is its potential ability to reduce the risk of bunion recurrence. By addressing the problem holistically, it may prevents the bunion from coming back, ensuring long-term relief.

4. Minimal Scarring

Thanks to advanced surgical techniques, the Lapiplasty® Procedure leaves minimal scarring.  The type and appearance of the scar varries by bunion type, skin type, genetic factors, and other issues.  Your results may not be the same.

The Patient Experience

Undergoing the Lapiplasty® Procedure is a life-changing experience for many. Patients often report a dramatic reduction in pain and discomfort, improved mobility, and enhanced overall quality of life. This procedure has not only transformed their feet but their confidence and well-being as well.


In the quest for effective bunion correction, the Lapiplasty® Procedure reigns supreme. Its innovative 3D approach, faster recovery times, lower risk of recurrence, and minimal scarring make it the ultimate choice for those seeking lasting relief from bunions. Don’t let bunions hold you back any longer; consider the Lapiplasty® Procedure, and take a giant leap towards a pain-free, active life. For additional information, click here

Note: This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized recommendations and treatment options.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Lapiplasty® Procedure

Welcome to our FAQ section on the Lapiplasty® Procedure, your go-to resource for understanding this groundbreaking bunion correction method. Here, we address some of the most common queries regarding this innovative approach to foot health.

#1: What is the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

The Lapiplasty® Procedure is a state-of-the-art surgical technique developed to correct bunions (Hallux Valgus) at their source. It employs a 3D correction approach to realign the misaligned bone, stabilize the joint, and eliminate the bunion.

#2: How does the Lapiplasty® Procedure differ from traditional bunion surgeries?

Unlike some other methods that primarily focus on cosmetic aspects, the Lapiplasty® Procedure aims for complete 3D correction. This approach not only provides more lasting results but also reduces the risk of bunion recurrence.

#3: What is the recovery time after the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

Patients who undergo the Lapiplasty® Procedure typically experience quicker recovery times compared to traditional methods. However, the exact duration may vary from person to person and should be discussed with your WeTreatFeet Podiatrist.

#4: Is there a risk of bunion recurrence after the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

The Lapiplasty® Procedure is designed to minimize the risk of bunion recurrence significantly. By addressing the underlying issue comprehensively, it may offer a more permanent solution to bunion problems.

#5: Will there be noticeable scarring after the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

Thanks to advanced surgical techniques, the Lapiplasty® Procedure potentially reduces scarring. Patients can confidently showcase their feet without worrying about unsightly marks, but results vary based on the deformity.

#6: How can I schedule a consultation for the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

To schedule a consultation or learn more about the Lapiplasty® Procedure, please reach out to WeTreatFeet Podiatry. We will guide you through the process and answer any additional questions you may have.

#7: Is the Lapiplasty® Procedure right for everyone with bunions?

The suitability of the Lapiplasty® Procedure varies from individual to individual and depends on various factors. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate your specific condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment options.

#8: Where can I find more information about the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

For more in-depth information about the Lapiplasty® Procedure and its benefits, please explore our comprehensive article or visit the official website of Treace Medical Concepts, the developer of this innovative approach to bunion correction.

#9: Can I share this information with friends and family?

Absolutely! Feel free to share this valuable resource with friends and family who may be interested in learning about the Lapiplasty® Procedure and its advantages in addressing bunions.

#10: Is this article intended to replace medical advice?

No, this article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

We hope these FAQs have provided you with valuable insights into the Lapiplasty® Procedure. If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional or specialist.