The groundbreaking technology behind the Lapiplasty procedure is so much more advanced than traditional bunion correction surgeries. Lapiplasty correction is beneficial because it:
Plus, your scar is barely visible after the Lapiplasty bunion correction and usually fades almost entirely within a year.
The Lapiplasty procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your specific surgery and your needs. During your Lapiplasty surgery, Dr. Pancholi corrects all three planes of your toe joint — traditional bunion surgery simply involves cutting the bump off the bone.
She uses the Lapiplasty Positioner and Lapiplasty Cut Guide to both hold your joint in its corrected position, while simultaneously making precise cuts where needed. The next step involves using the Lapiplasty Compressor to deliver controlled compression to secure your bones into proper alignment.
This is followed by using the Biplanar™ Plating system to permanently secure your toe joint in place. The patented titanium technology behind this specialized Lapiplasty hardware is anatomically shaped and has a lower profile, so you can experience a faster recovery.
Getting back to the activities you enjoy after your Lapiplasty bunion surgery won’t take long. In most cases, you can start bearing weight on your foot within a few days. Dr. Pancholi typically recommends wearing a supportive walking boot for up to four to six weeks after surgery.
Usually, by about six to eight weeks after a Lapiplasty procedure, you can start slipping into your normal shoes and walking around, as compared to 12-16 weeks with traditional bunion surgery. A full recovery in which you can return to all of your regular activities, including exercise and running, can take about four to six months.
Because the Lapiplasty bunion procedure requires advanced training, it isn’t offered by all surgeons. But at Pancholi Foot and Ankle, you can undergo this highly advanced procedure, so you can expect lasting results.
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