Is there a new procedure for bunion surgery?

Is there a new procedure for bunion surgery?

Is there a new procedure for bunion surgery?

The Lapiplasty procedure corrects the root cause of bunions — a misaligned toe bone — while dramatically shortening the time patients have to wait to bear weight on the affected foot. The technique is a new approach to a traditional Lapidus bunionectomy.

How long does Bunionectomy last?

You will have pain and swelling that slowly improves in the 6 weeks after surgery. You may have some minor pain and swelling that lasts as long as 6 months to a year. After surgery, you will need to wear a cast or a special type of shoe to protect your toe and to keep it in the right position for at least 3 to 6 weeks.

How long does a Weil osteotomy surgery take?

Operation time Usually between 30-45 minutes. Incision placement On the top of the foot over the metatarsal bone to be corrected. Stitches We try to use absorbable (dissolving) stitches where possible.

What is a Weil osteotomy?

The Weil osteotomy is a joint-sparing osteotomy performed as an oblique cut starting dorsal distal and exiting plantar proximal to the metatarsal head. Melamed et al18 reported analysis on sawbones using 2 modifications to the osteotomy.

Is Weil osteotomy painful?

Symptoms after Weil osteotomy Following surgery you are likely to experience residual pain and swelling. The osteotomy requires protection in the post operative shoe for 4-6 weeks.

How do you perform a Weil osteotomy?

The traditionally published technique is to start the osteotomy in the dorsal articular surface of the metatarsal head. The orientation of the cut is from dorsal-distal to proximal-plantar along the metatarsal shaft, angulated 30 degrees, with an attempt to be parallel to the weightbearing surface.

What happens after toe shortening surgery?

Toe Shortening Surgery Recovery Patients often return to normal activities and shoe gear by 2 weeks to 3 months depending on just how severe the toe deformity was preoperatively. Simple toe surgery can recover very quickly, and return to a shoe in two weeks.