The Lapidus procedure is a type of osteotomy of the first Tarsal-MetaTarsal(TMT) joint that decreases the movement of that joint and straightens out the first metatarsal and toe, enabling a quick recovery for the bunions and major other deformities caused by first TMT joint hyper mobility.
About this Treatment
Surgeons at The Relief Institute recommend the Lapidus procedure for individuals who have severe deformity, instability of the first ray, and also those with a loose metatarsal-tarsal joint (located in the mid-foot) where they may not get enough correction and alignment from an osteotomy alone.
Moreover, the looseness of the joint and its hyper mobility may lead to the pain experienced on the ball of the foot as the first metatarsal floats up, thereby allowing the excessive weight of the body to go to adjacent metatarsals (commonly the second and the third).
In such cases, the metatarsal-tarsus joint is fused to provide lasting stability. Screws are used to maintain alignment and there is a minimum loss of movement.
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The Relief Institute supports various charites including the following:
Relief coordinators respond to your specific condition and connect you to a local doctor to meet your needs.
Because our referring doctors use the latest technologies, your recovery time is dramatically decreased.
Our goal is to not only help you find relief, but also to provide information about your condition and treatment.