Bunions are more than a bump – they are complex 3D deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery merely cuts & shifts the bone to address the cosmetic bump, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ corrects the entire bone in 3D and secures the unstable foundation to get you back on your feet quickly in a walking boot. The Lapiplasty® Procedure has also shown low recurrence; 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 months respectively.
An unstable foundation allows the metatarsal bone to drift out of 3D alignment, causing the visible “bump” on the inside of the foot.
Osteotomies (Traditional 2D Surgery)
Osteotomies target the cosmetic bump by cutting and shifting the bone in 2D, but do not address all 3 dimensions of the deformity or the unstable foundation.
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™
This advanced procedure precisely corrects the 3D metatarsal alignment and secures the foundation, allowing you to walk within days of surgery in a walking boot.