Feb 09, 2021
Are you suffering with bunions?
A bunion is a bony growth that develops at the base of the big toes joint. When this happens, the bump pushes the bones of the big toe toward the other toes. Bunions deform the feet and usually cause discomfort.
Generally, the doctor will be able to diagnose bunions with an examination because most signs are physically available. Sometimes the doctor will request imaging, like an x-ray, to determine the severity of the bunion or rule out injuries. In some cases blood work may be required to rule out arthritis.
The 7 Signs of a Bunion Include:
So Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?
Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. A common misconception about a bunion is that it can simply be "shaved off". In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint. While there are non surgical treatment options like shoe inserts and soaking in warm water, those are meant to ease the pain not fix the bunion.
Now, there's a new, patented treatment for bunion correction – Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Dr. Paul Maloof is offering this exciting, new treatment option which does more than simply remove "the bump"; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.
Traditional bunion surgery has been limited to an incomplete, two-dimensional (2D) approach to correction; cutting the bone in half and pushing the top part over to reduce the appearance of the bump. This 2D "cut and shift" approach primarily addresses the bunion's symptoms, not the root cause – the unstable foundational joint – leaving the bunion significantly more likely to come back to some degree. Instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting the top part over, the patented Lapiplasty® Procedure uses specially-designed instrumentation to rotate the entire deviated bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening your toe; removing the "bump" and associated pain. Innovative titanium plating technology permanently secures the unstable foundation, the root of your bunion problem. Most patients are able to walk within days of surgery. No cast is required; allowing patients to get back to the shoe wear of their choice and activities quickly.