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Lapiplasty in Ann Arbor, MI

3D Bunion Treatment in Ann Arbor

Lapiplasty at Arbor-Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers

Experience advanced bunion correction with Lapiplasty 3D technology at Arbor-Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers in Ann Arbor. Led by renowned Ann Arbor podiatrist, Dr. Bradley Seel, our practice offers cutting-edge solutions for foot and ankle conditions. With a focus on patient-centered care and state-of-the-art techniques, we provide comprehensive treatment options tailored to each individual's needs.

Say goodbye to bunions and hello to improved foot function and aesthetics with Lapiplasty at Arbor-Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers.

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What is a Bunion?

Misalignment Equals Pain

A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe, but it is not a bone growth, which is a common misconception. A bunion is actually due to misalignment deeper in a foundational foot joint known as the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, where the big toe bones meet the rest of the foot. When this joint moves due to extra pressure from tight shoes, exercise regimens, or genetics, a painful bunion may form.

Bunions may cause tenderness, swelling, or even restricted movement. The condition is typically diagnosed based on a physical examination, X-rays, and a medical history review by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon.

What is Lapiplasty?

Revolutionary Repair For Bunion Relief

The Lapiplasty procedure works by repositioning the joint deep down in the foot and setting it to prevent further misalignment. Traditional bunion surgery simply shaves off the protruding bone and does not address the root of the problem. Lapiplasty corrects the bump by straightening the entire bone structure from the base, stabilizing it to relieve pain and immobility.

Finally Experience Relief

Lapiplasty Benefits

Living with painful, irritating bunions can interfere with daily activities that could include everything from exercising to running errands to simply working around the house. Correcting bunions with Lapiplasty can transform your quality of life and give you a brand new outlook. Our Ann Arbor Lapiplasty patients enjoy:

  • Less bunion pain and tenderness
  • Long-term correction
  • Lower risk of recurrence
  • More functional feet
  • Minimally invasive, smaller incisions
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Your Comfort On The Horizon

Lapiplasty Candidates

Lapiplasty is typically performed on patients with moderate to severe bunions, where there is obvious misalignment and deformity of the big toe joint. People considering Lapiplasty may have tried conservative measures such as wearing supportive footwear, using orthotic devices, or receiving corticosteroid injections without adequate relief from bunion symptoms. Ideal candidates should be in generally good health and capable of healing after significant surgery.

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The Expertise You Need And Deserve

Consultation and Preparation

At your consultation, we will learn about your goals for your body and health and decide together if Lapiplasty is right for you. Our goal is always to ensure that patients are fully informed so they can make the decision that will suit their needs. To prepare for the procedure, we may recommend that you adjust some blood-thinning medications, including over-the-counter, for several days prior to surgery.

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Restore Your Foot Joints

The Lapiplasty Procedure

Using specialized surgical equipment, the midfoot joint will be realigned and then a small portion of bone will be extracted from the unstable joint. The bone alignment will then be corrected and titanium plates will be affixed to the region to create a sturdy and functional joint area. This procedure is typically performed under anesthesia and usually lasts around one to two hours.

Freedom From Foot Pain

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Some patients are able to walk within a few days, however, full recovery may take up to six to eight weeks. There may be some pain or tenderness immediately after surgery, which typically resolves within a few days. You will need to wear a boot most waking hours for a few months after your procedure.

Why choose Arbor-Ypsi?

Arbor-Ypsi Foot & Ankle Clinic is the top destination for foot and ankle care in Ann Arbor, MI, due to the high level of patient care along with the team's extensive experience. Arbor-Ypsi offers a wide range of services to address various foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, sports injuries, and diabetic foot care. Patients at Arbor-Ypsi benefit from personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

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Schedule Your Ann Arbor Lapiplasty Consultation at Arbor-Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers Today

Stop the pain and discomfort of bunions and call us today at (734) 975-1700 to schedule your comprehensive consultation. You can now also text us any time through our website for your convenience!

Lapiplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lapiplasty common?

Since Lapiplasty is more permanent and has a much lower rate of bunion recurrence than other methods, this treatment is becoming more and more prevalent.

Is Lapiplasty painful?

While there may be some soreness or discomfort after this procedure, traditional bunionectomy is typically reported to be more painful.

What risks are associated with Lapiplasty?

Minor risks could include bruising, swelling, or infection. There is a possible risk of the implant becoming loose, but this is very rare.

Is Lapiplasty a permanent solution for bunions?

Yes, results are considered permanent, and a very tiny percentage of patients ever experience the need for revision.

How much does Lapiplasty cost?

The cost of Lapiplasty will vary depending on the specifics of the surgery, your surgeon's fees, and even geographic location.

Get relief today at Arbor - Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers

At Arbor - Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we identify your unique foot and ankle needs and develop a highly effective and individualized treatment plan to resolve them. Our experts will work relentlessly to make you feel better and put your best foot forward.

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