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Bunions are bony lumps that form on your feet that feel hard and can be highly uncomfortable. Bunions occur when bones in your feet move out of their usual place. If you experience bunions, it is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes, as wearing uncomfortable shoes can make your bunions even worse.
However, you can remove bunions, but it is thought by many that this could only be achieved through routine 2D surgery. However, Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction is one way of correcting bunions that is more natural than 2D surgery and may be the perfect option for you!
What is Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction?
Lapiplasty 3D correction is a way of removing one’s bunions. It works by rotating the entire bone back into its proper placement. The joint is then secured using two titanium plates, making sure that the bone does not move around again in the future and giving you some much-needed comfort. This kind of surgery is more natural because it does not involve removing the metatarsal in your foot. Instead, it is simply rotated into its natural position.
If you are unsure whether or not you have bunions, then there are symptoms that you can look out for before consulting a specialist. People with bunions tend to experience swelling on the side of their foot, which comes with pain that may be constant or pain that keeps recurring. You may also experience redness and swelling on your toes and feet.
Why should you have your bunions removed?
Although not life-threatening, Bunions can significantly impact your life, which may mean that it is best for you to have them removed. Not only can bunions be painful, but they can also lead to a condition called Hammertoe, which is when an abnormal bend occurs in the middle joint of a toe, and this can also cause discomfort.
What are the benefits of Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction?
There are numerous benefits to opting for lapiplasty correction. For one thing, Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction secures the root cause of the problem, preventing it from coming back in the future and more possible surgeries. Whereas regular 2D surgeries only address the bunion itself, leaving you open to more problems in the future. The recovery time for 3D surgery is also much shorter than 2D surgery. 3D surgery has a recovery period of around two weeks, but with 2D surgery, you will be unable to walk for six to eight weeks – a long period to be unable to walk around.
The quick recovery time is perhaps 3D surgery’s most significant benefit, as this will allow you to get back to your life quicker and with less interruption. You will be able to place weight on your foot just days after surgery, then you will be able to walk with a surgical boot for six weeks, and then you can begin wearing regular shoes just six to eight weeks after the surgery. So you will be up and walking again in no time at all!
Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Surgery.