If you deal with the daily challenge of having bunions, you probably know that shoe inserts, bunion splints, and cortisone shots are all common treatments. However, these methods create ongoing expenses, do not help the root cause, and are not permanent solutions. Now, there is a way to address the real cause of bunions and correct this painful, troublesome problem effectively and permanently.
We strive to offer our patients the most innovative, effective, and modern methods and technologies for correcting a wide variety of foot and ankle problems.
Lapiplasty 3D is a truly revolutionary new way to correct bunion issues at the root for comprehensive, long-term results. The skilled podiatrists at Gotham Footcare in New York City are ready to guide you through every step of the lapiplasty process.
A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops when the first metatarsal projects out at the inside of the big toe joint. This structural deformity is usually genetically inherited and can progressively worsen over time as a result of foot stress, arthritis, and use of improper shoe gear.
Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction is a surgical system that works to correct a bunion by addressing the root of this condition that involves the dislocation of the first metatarsal joint near the middle of the foot that causes the bunion to project outwards. Using highly specialized tools and implants, the bone position is corrected and stabilized for comprehensive and, in most cases, permanent correction.
With a traditional bunion surgery, or osteotomy, the bone at the bump is cut and simply pushed inward without addressing the actual joint that is causing the deformity. Traditional surgery only corrects the structural deformity in two planes and does not account for the abnormal rotation of the metatarsal as it dislocates over time. With lapiplasty, derotation, alignment, and repair of a bunion deformity is performed in three planes to correct the core cause of this condition permanently.
Those who suffer from bunions understand the many ways they can negatively affect daily life. With Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction, the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of your bunions can be completely eliminated. Our New York City lapiplasty patients enjoy benefits including:
Lapiplasty candidates should be in generally good health and able to tolerate surgery and recovery. In most cases, our lapiplasty patients have a moderate to severe bunion bump, experience difficulty wearing many types of shoes, and may experience frequent pain or numbness in the affected toe and foot.
One of the most important parts of our practice is ensuring that each patient receives optimal care that matches their symptoms and needs.
At a consultation, we’ll spend time discussing your medical history and lifestyle goals to determine if lapiplasty surgery is a great option for you.
Preparation for lapiplasty mainly involves preparing your home and caretakers to ensure you have the best possible recovery.
This is a multi-step procedure that begins by adjusting the midfoot joint back to normal alignment using highly specialized equipment.
Then using a precision guide, a small amount of bone is removed from the unstable joint, and the remaining surfaces are compressed together to form a new, corrected bone position. Finally, titanium plates are attached to the area to maintain alignment and stability of the first metatarsal. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and usually takes about one to two hours.
Because this technique is performed using light sedation, you will need assistance, including a driver, afterward. While full recovery can take six to eight weeks, many patients are able to put weight on their feet after just a few days. It’s important to follow all guidelines laid out by your surgeon for post-surgical care to ensure proper healing and the best possible outcomes.
Gotham Footcare in New York City has been featured in numerous publications, including CNBC, Bloomberg, Men's Health, New York Magazine, New York Post, Refinery29, and many more. Premier patient care and effective treatments are paramount at Gotham Footcare, and you can expect to receive only the highest quality treatment. Our founder, Dr. Miguel Cunha, along with the dynamic team of educated and experienced podiatrists and medical professionals, are fully dedicated to bringing you comfort, compassion, and a better quality of life.
We are here to serve you and all your foot needs. Call today at (212) 921-7900. You can also easily message us or schedule an appointment online.
While some tenderness may occur after this procedure, typically, patients report less pain after lapiplasty than with traditional bunionectomy.
This is a very safe procedure when performed by a trained professional. Potential associated risks are mitigated thoroughly with proper preoperative planning and postoperative care.
In most cases, because lapiplasty addresses the root cause of the bunion, it is a permanent solution.
In most cases, health insurance will cover the cost of lapiplasty when it is considered medically necessary. Any potential out of pocket expenses not covered by insurance will be discussed with you in great detail during your consultation.
At Gotham Footcare in NYC, we strive at recognizing your individual needs and desired outcomes while formulating an effective and personalized treatment plan with the highest quality care available.
What sets Gotham Footcare apart from other podiatry offices is our dedication to providing you with the education you need to make well-informed decisions regarding your care. Regardless of what your foot and ankle trouble may be, at Gotham Footcare our team will work tirelessly to help you feel better. At Gotham Footcare, we help you put your best foot forward.
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