Medical Definition For: Lapiplasty


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What is Lapiplasty?

The definition and meaning of Lapiplasty is below:

Lapiplasty offers a minimally invasive solution to correct hallux abducto valgus ) or bunions. This patented procedure utilizes a three-dimensional titanium plate and screws, which are affixed to the foot in order to realign the base of the first metatarsal back into its original anatomic position for lasting correction.

Lapiplasty offers advantages over traditional bunionectomy techniques in terms of joint mobility, relieving pain, and restoring normal toe alignment. It does not require cutting through any joint capsules or ligaments nor involves cutting or removing any portion of the metatarsal head, which can cause arthritis in traditional bunionectomy procedures. Additionally, lapiplasty offers a shorter recovery time; patients typically return to activity within two weeks after surgery. This is because the procedure helps repair the instability created by HAV by restoring natural foot alignment and allowing for a complete range of motion in the big toe joint while reducing pain. It also stabilizes and supports other bones in your foot, resulting in better overall symmetry between both feet due to its ability to accurately correct three-dimensional deformities.

Finally, this advanced 3D technology has been proven to be up to 80% more effective at correcting bunions than traditional methods. Suppose you are suffering from HAV or bunions. In that case, it is important to consult a podiatrist who can assess your condition and determine if lapiplasty is the right treatment option for you.

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