Surgical & Nonsurgical Treatment Of Bunions

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A bunion is a foot deformity caused by an unstable joint. It appears as a painful bump that forms at the base of the big toe. If left untreated, bunions typically get worse and can lead to complications and conditions such as arthritis. At Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central PA, our surgeons provide state-of-the-art bunion surgery that can allow you to get back on your feet within a few days.

Bunion Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of your bunion and the amount of pain it causes, treatment options will vary. Our foot and ankle specialists thoroughly examine your feet and take X-rays to determine the degree of your condition. We’ll discuss treatment options with you and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.  

The pain and pressure from bunions may be relieved with more conservative nonsurgical treatment, but that won't reverse the deformity. Nonsurgical treatments may include wearing different shoes, anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections, shoe inserts and regular application of ice.  

Advanced Surgery For Bunions

If nonsurgical treatment doesn't ease your symptoms or the pain from bunions interferes with your daily activities, our foot and ankle specialists may recommend surgical treatment. We offer Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction surgery, the newest and most advanced surgical bunion treatment available. Our surgeons are among only a handful of carefully trained foot specialists who can perform this cutting-edge procedure.

Bunions can often return after traditional “cut and shift” bunion surgery. These surgical methods do not permanently stabilize the foundational cause of a bunion — an unstable toe joint.  

Lapiplasty® bunion surgery uses specially designed surgical instruments that rotate the entire deviated bone back into its normal alignment and anatomical position. This innovative procedure naturally straightens your toe, which eliminates the painful bump and relieves the pain you’ve been suffering from living with bunions.

When performing Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction surgery, your surgeon places two small titanium plates to secure the unstable foundation of your corrected bunion permanently. These plates provide firm support on multiple planes. You don’t need a cast after surgery, so you can walk and get back to your daily activities within days.

Contact Us To Learn More About Cutting-Edge Bunion Surgery

The pain of bunions doesn’t have to keep you from doing the things you love. For more information about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction surgery, call 717-620-8225 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

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