Posted on Jun 02, 2022

Advanced Foot Care Uses Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ To Help Patients In Houston

Many people suffer from the pain and stigma of having bunions, but it is not uncommon that they fail to seek treatment. Quite often, the pain is severe enough to prevent an individual from participating in the sport or exercise activity that they enjoy. Other times, it is the types of shoes that can be worn without pain that is limiting the person.  Regardless of how someone is suffering from a bunion, they may have a number of reasons why they are not seeking medical help.

Often they have heard that bunions should not be treated until the pain is so bad that the person cannot take it anymore. Other times, it might be fear of  a potentially long painful recovery from surgery that keeps them from seeking care. Perhaps it is embarrassment over exposing their ugly feet during an exam that is a factor. Finally, they may have read or been told that it does not pay to have bunion surgery because the deformity will just come back over time. Regardless of the reason why someone has been putting off bunion surgery, there is new hope.

Dr. Thomas Pignetti is a podiatrist at Advanced Foot Care in The Woodlands, TX. He treats all types of foot and ankle pain and problems and has performed countless bunion surgeries. Dr. Pignetti is using an innovative technique to treat bunions more effectvely and get his patients walking faster post-operatively.

How Soon After Lapiplasty Can You Walk?

The Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ uses advanced, specially designed instrumentation and materials that correct the bunion in a more predictable, complete manner and provides for earlier weight bearing and increased long term stability. Nearly all of Advanced Foot Care's patients are able to bear weight on the operative foot and walk using a post-op boot in approximatey 3 days following their Lapiplasty procedure.

How Long Do I Have To Wear A Boot After Lapiplasty?

In most cases, patients are fitted with a post-op boot at their first post-operative visit after an initial three days of non-weight bearing. The boot is typically worn until a follow up x-ray is taken and reviewed approximately 6 weeks following surgery.  When the boot is discontinued, the patient will typically transition to comfortable, supportive atheltic shoe.

Is Lapiplasty Recovery Painful?

Advanced Foot Care's attention to detail with patient education and the use of advanced pain management techniques have resulted in a much smoother recovery following surgery, including less reliance on post-operative prescription pain medication which may result in drug interactions, nausea, constipation or even addiction.. The use of advanced MLS Laser Therapy aids in healing while reducing inflammation, swelling and pain. While individual patients may vary in their response to surgery, typically ice application with over-the-counter medication is sufficient to control post-operative pain. 

Learn How Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Can Reduce Your Bunion Surgery Recovery Time

Dr. Pignetti discuses a new bunion treatment in The Woodlands, TX Patch. Your bunion surgery recovery time can go from weeks to days.