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Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction

Bunion Surgery Has Changed.
Watch the video below to see what makes Lapiplasty different.

For a more in depth information on the differences between the Lapiplasty system and tradition 2D bunion surgeries Tap To Compare Lapiplasty® & Osteotomy! If you want more information on bunions in general check out our blog post Here.

Bunions Are More Than a Bump!

Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! Conservative treatment options can help alleviate pain, but will not fix the problem because bunions are a progressive disorder that will not go away on their own without surgical correction.(2)

How Does Lapiplasty®
3D Bunion Correction™ Work?

While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery merely cuts & shifts the bone to address the cosmetic bump, Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ does more — it corrects the entire bone in 3D and secures the unstable foundation to get you back on your feet quickly in a walking boot. The Lapiplasty® Procedure has also shown low recurrence; 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 months respectively.(1,3)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Lapiplasty® Procedure covered by insurance?

Yes, good news — Most insurances and Medicare do typically cover bunionectomy and joint fusion procedures that utilize the Lapiplasty® System when the procedures are medically necessary.

Your doctor’s office can reach out to your provider to determine your specific level of coverage and communicate coverage back to you after he/she has had a chance to evaluate you and make a surgical plan.

Can the Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed as an outpatient procedure and how long does it last?

Yes, the Lapiplasty® Procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure. It can be performed either in a surgical center setting or in a hospital setting with the average surgery time around a hour.

Of course, if you have other procedures performed simultaneously along with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™, that will influence the length of surgery time — however, an overnight stay will not be required and you will return home, the same day of surgery.

Can I wear my choice of footwear again?

Yes. After the Lapiplasty® Procedure recovery period is completed, and you foot has healed, you should be able to wear whatever footwear you would normally wear!

When can I return to sports / activities?

The Lapiplasty® Procedure has been used effectively on highly active patients. Most patients can return to low-impact activities at 3 months after surgery. And, typically patients are released to return to full activity, including impact sports, at 4-6 months.

Can the Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed on someone who has previously had traditional surgery?

Yes. It is possible to have a failed 2D bunion surgery corrected and have an excellent clinical outcome.

Of course, it will be up to a doctor to do an evaluation of your foot in order to tell you if this could work for your particular and unique condition.


1. Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960.
2. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons website
3. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297.

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