STEVEN H. SILVERS, D.P.M.
Bunion deformities are a frequently occurring problem. Approximately 400,000 bunion correction procedures are performed annually in the United States. Bunions are a complex deformity, caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. The first metatarsal can rotate out of alignment resulting in a painful bony prominence at the base of the big toe. The patented Lapiplasty 3 Dimensional Procedure uses specially designed instrumentation to correct the alignment of the entire first metatarsal bone, restoring it to its proper alignment. The patented titanium plating technology used to provide fixation of the Lapiplasty Procedure allows weight-bearing within days of the procedure.