A Revolutionary New Approach To Bunion Correction – In 3D

A Revolutionary New Approach To Bunion Correction – In 3D

New Procedure Treats the Root Cause of Bunion Deformity

Dr. Betschart of Advanced Foot and Ankle Center is now offering a revolutionary new approach to bunion surgery – the Lapiplasty® Procedure. Unlike traditional bunion surgery which address bunion correction only in two dimensions, the Lapiplasty® Procedure utilizes cleared medical devices to precisely correct the deformity in all three dimensions at the root of the problem Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery – without the need for a cast. 1 Bunions are a frequently occurring problem, with around 400,000 bunion correction procedures performed in the U.S., annually. 2 A common misconception about bunions is that they are just a simple overgrowth of bone at the base of your big toe that can be simply “shaved off”. In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. 3 The unstable joint (which is the foundation of the problem) allows the bone to rotate out of alignment, forming a painful “bump” at the base of the big toe that can limit a sufferer’s shoe wear and activity level. 4 Traditional bunion surgery has been limited to an incomplete, two-dimensional (2D) approach to correction; cutting the bone in half and pushing the top part over to reduce the appearance of the bump. This 2D “cut and shift” approach primarily addresses the symptoms, not the root cause – the unstable foundation of the big toe – leaving the bunion significantly more likely to come back to some degree. 5 In fact, 87% of bunions have a rotational deformity 6 which traditional bunion surgery does not address – and this is why many people who have had bunion surgery have their bunions recur. 2 Instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting it in two dimensions, the patented Lapiplasty® Three Dimensional Correction Procedure uses specially-designed instrumentation to rotate the entire unstable bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening the patient’s toe and removing the “bump” and associated pain. This simple rotation realigns the foot’s bones and innovative titanium plating technology 7,8 is utilized to permanently secure the unstable foundation, addressing the root of the bunion problem. As a result, most patients are able to put weight on their foot within days of surgery. No cast is required; allowing patients to get back to the shoe wear of their choice and activities quickly. 9

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