At Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, we know that bunions can be painful and that they can keep you from enjoying the things you love. That’s why we proudly offer the Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Procedure.
Performed by our fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Braaksma, Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction is an advanced procedure that provides a permanent solution for patients suffering from bunions while also allowing them to get back on their feet quickly.
What Are Bunions?
Bunions are more than just a cosmetic bump. They are a painful, complex deformity resulting from an unstable joint that causes your bone to become unaligned in three dimensions by letting it lean, elevate, and rotate outside of its normal anatomical position.
While the pain that comes with having a bunion can be eased with nonsurgical treatment options, such as orthotics and splints, the cause of the problem can only be fixed through a surgical procedure.
What Is Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction?
Lapiplasty is an advanced surgical procedure for bunions that is unlike traditional treatment options. While traditional bunion correction surgeries focus on reducing the visual bump by either shaving the bone off or cutting and shifting it over, Lapiplasty goes right to the source—the unstable joint—to provide a permanent solution by stabilizing the joint and correcting the alignment in all three dimensions.
Unlike other bunion correction surgeries, Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction does the following:
- Allows you to walk within days of surgery
- Creates a stable foundation
- Fixes the source of the problem—the unstable joint
- Precisely corrects the 3D metatarsal alignment
- Provides a permanent solution
- Restores normal anatomy
For more information about Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Braaksma, please call (810) 985-4900 or request an appointment online.