Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction®

•  Fixes the root cause (an unstable joint)1,2

•  Provides a 3D fix for a 3D problem

•  Get back on your feet quickly* in a walking boot1,2

Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction

Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?

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.5. Read about our new service lapiplasty 3d bunion correction.

Bunions Are More Than a Bump

Bunion Surgery Has Changed

A common misconception is that a bunion is simply a “bump” that can be “shaved off.” But, bunions are more than a bump – they are complex 3D problems caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. While the majority of bunion surgery is only 2D and fails to address the root cause, the Lapiplasty® Procedure provides a 3D correction and secures the unstable joint.1, 2

Fix It Right The First Time

How Does Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Work?

While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery 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 typically within 3-10 days in a walking boot.3,4 The Lapiplasty® Procedure has also shown low recurrence; 97% and 99% maintain 3D correction in 13 and 17 months respectively.3,6


3D Bunion Correction

Lapiplasty after correction bones 3D Bunion
  • Returns entire bone to normal alignment; a 3D correction3
  • Secures the root cause; an unstable joint1,2
  • Get back on your feet quickly in a boot; many cases within 2 weeks3,


2D Bunion Surgery

Lapiplasty before correction bones 3D Bunion
  • Unnaturally cuts & shifts bone; only a 2D correction
  • Addresses cosmetic “bump” only; not the root cause
  • 1 day to 6 weeks non-weight bearing in a post-operative shoe 7

Get Back on Your Feet Quickly

Recovery From Lapiplasty 3d Bunion Correction

A typical recovery timeline is detailed below. However, timepoints and doctor’s orders vary based on each patient’s condition. Be sure to ask your doctor what your particular recovery protocol will look like.

Within Two Weeks

Begin to put some weight on your foot3, 4

Next 4-6 Weeks

Walk in a boot and return to daily activities3

At 6-8 Weeks

Transition back into comfortable shoes3

At 4-6 Months

Resume most activities and return to normal footwear3

See the Results

Lapiplasty® Before & After Results


Changing Bunion Correction for Good


The Positive Effect of Lapiplasty®


Americans are affected by a bunion deformity.8


of Lapiplasty® patients maintained their 3D bunion correction at 13 months.3


average days for Lapiplasty® patients to begin bearing weight on their operative foot in a boot.3


clinical publications directly support the Lapiplasty® procedure.

Real People, Real Stories

Hear What Patients Are Saying About
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction®

“It was so good to be able to get back to doing the things I enjoy without pain!”

Watch Laura’s Story

“Five months after surgery, I ran my first 10k; ten months later, a half marathon.”

Watch April’s Story

“I think I was most surprise that I was able to walk so soon and put pressure on my foot again without much pain.”

Watch Tom’s Story

Frequently Asked Questions About Lapiplasty 3d Bunion Correction

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.

Yes, the Lapiplasty 3d Bunion Correction® 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

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!

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.

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.


*typically within 3-10 days
1. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016. 55:567-71.
2. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018. 57:766-770.
3. Ray J, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug;40(8):955-960
4. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019. 58:427-433
5. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Website ©2023
6. Dayton P, et al. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020, 59(2): 291-297
7. Ahn J, Lee HS, Seo JH, Kim JY. Foot & Ankle Int. 2016; 37(6):589-595
8. Nix S, et al. J Foot Ankle Res. 2010.


Important Risk Information: Only a surgeon can tell if the Lapiplasty® Procedure is right for you. As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. For more information about recovery from the Lapiplasty® Procedure, see the recovery information and discuss the post-surgery recovery process with your doctor. Potential risks include infection, pain, implant loosening, and loss of correction due to improper bone healing. For more information about risks, see the Patient Risk Information.

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Radu Purtuc, DPM

Dr. Purtuc is a Board Certified Podiatrist who specializes in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has acquired experience through Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. He treats Forefoot and Rearfoot pathologies with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery Training. He is certified to perform the lapiplasty 3d bunion correction procedure.


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