Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
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This procedure is used to correct a bunion, a bony bump at the base of the great toe caused by excess bone growth and misalignment of the bones of the foot and toe. This procedure removes the bump and brings the toe back into proper alignment.
What is the Lapidus procedure?
This detailed video explains the entire process of the Lapidus procedure (for bunion correction), including preparation, removing the bump, correcting the joint, securing the bones, end of procedure and after care. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed and the foot is bandaged and placed in a cast for six to eight weeks.