Bunions are a boney lump that forms at the joint of your big toe. This occurs when your big toe gets dislocated and starts veering towards your second toe. Bunions may result in pain and discomfort, sometimes even transforming into a foot deformity.
The Lapidus Bunionectomy is a corrective surgery that involves putting back the big toe to its original position by relocating it to its native position. This is conducted by mending the bones at the instep, which have contributed to the rise of the bunion.
The biggest advantage of the Lapidus Bunionectomy is that it preserves the function of the big toe. Patients can resume normal functions with 3 to 6 weeks. Earlier bunion surgeries involved greater healing time and the inclusion of crutches and casts. Now, your toe can heal faster and more efficiently without the sacrifice of any joint.