If you find yourself struggling to find comfortable shoes daily because of a bunion, life could be much better if the bunion was corrected. Lapiplasty surgery is a highly effective procedure that allows for the correction of the underlying cause of bunions. Lapiplasty surgery can allow you to get back on your feet quickly.
What is Lapiplasty?
Bunion surgery allows for the removal of the “bump” that many people attribute to bunions. If you have bunions, older treatments focused on shaving off or removing the bump itself, but they did nothing to treat the underlying condition causing that to occur. Lapiplasty is a significantly different treatment option that works to manage one of the underlying causes of bunions, which is the unstable joint that’s located in the middle of the foot.
Lapiplasty is a type of 3D correction of the unstable joint. When completed, it creates a secure, stable joint you can walk on with ease and without a high risk of bunions recurring.
How Long is Bunion Surgery Recovery?
Each person’s outcome may be a bit different. However, most people are back to walking in a boot within 4-6 weeks. About 8-10 weeks after the procedure, most people are walking again in comfortable shoes. Within 3-4 months, most patients are back to their normal activities. Results may differ from person to person.
You may find that your recovery is faster than this, but it is always beneficial to work closely with your doctor to avoid any complications.
If a bunion is causing pain in your feet, schedule an appointment with Waco Foot & Ankle to determine your treatment options and get you. back on your feet!