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, Lapiplasty® provides a 3D correction and secures the unstable joint.
Dr. Jason Glover is a board certified and fellowship trained Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon with Rutherford Regional Health System. He graduated with honors from Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine in 2003, and has performed more than 200 Lapiplasty® procedures. He has published several studies in leading foot and ankle journals as well as a chapter on bunion surgery.
Lapiplasty® surgeons who have performed one hundred or more Lapiplasty® Procedures and have attended an Advanced Skills Training course are designated as a Centurion Center. Rutherford Regional is the only Centurion Center designated Lapiplasty provider within a 60 mile radius of Rutherfordton, NC.
How Lapiplasty® Works
Recovering from Lapiplasty®
A typical recovery timeline for patients:
- Within 2 weeks, you can begin to put some weight on your foot.
- Over the next 4-6 weeks, you can walk in a boot and return to light activities.
- At 6-8 weeks, you can transition back into comfortable shoes.
- At 4-6 months, you can resume most activities and return to normal footwear.
Timelines for recovery vary depending on the patient and the doctor, so be sure to ask your doctor about your specific recovery protocol.