Bunions are a common foot deformity that can cause foot pain, foot discomfort, and difficulty walking. They are caused by the misalignment of the big toe joint, which can lead to the toe bone rubbing against the other bones in the foot. This can cause inflammation, swelling, and a bony bump to develop on the side of the foot. Lapiplasty is a newer procedure you may have heard about!
There are a number of treatments available for bunions, including conservative treatments such as orthotics and shoe inserts, and surgical treatments. The first bunion surgery was performed in 1887 by a German surgeon named Carl Hueter. The procedure involved cutting and realigning the bones in the foot. This procedure was still in use until the 1960s, when a new procedure called the Lapidus bunionectomy was developed. The Lapidus bunionectomy is a more complex procedure that involves fusing the bones in the foot.
In recent years, there has been a trend towards less invasive bunion correction procedures. This is due to the fact that these procedures have been shown to be just as effective as traditional bunion surgery, but with a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of complications.
Lapiplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to correct bunions. While it is not for everyone, it is a newer procedure than traditional bunion treatment, and it has a number of potential advantages, including:
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