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“My foot looks amazing; you wouldn’t believe it was the same foot.”

Wanda, Lapiplasty® Patient

For Wanda, every morning in Bartlett, Tennessee starts with a visit to the gym for her favorite classes and the spin bike. She also plays tennis and often walks a lot in the park with a friend. As a result of her active lifestyle, she spent “about 10-12 hours a day” on her feet. However, due to worsening foot pain, the Tennessee Senior Olympian found herself no longer able to make it through these activities she loved so much and her brand-new spin shoes sat, unused, in the back of her car.

Wanda had an increasingly painful bunion; a bone deformity caused by an unstable joint that allows the big toe to drift out of alignment and progressively worsens over time. “I started hoping I could just make it through to the end of my tennis matches, instead of playing through as I normally did,” she shares. Wanda was no stranger to bunions having seen how her mother coped having them on both feet.

After Google searching “bunion surgery” while on her stationary bike, Wanda learned about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction and looked for a doctor in her area. She met with Dr. Daniel J. Tucker of OrthoNow in Memphis for a bunion surgery consultation. Dr. Tucker gave her a brochure and referred to a foot anatomy model while explaining that “Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction would correct her bunion in all three dimensions and use special titanium plates to secure the unstable joint— which allows patients to quickly bear weight in a walking boot after surgery. She also looked online to learn more about the procedure.

With a few 5Ks coming up as well as tennis and the Senior Olympics, Wanda tried everything possible to alleviate the pain from her bunions until she could fit the Lapiplasty® Procedure into her schedule. Gel pads around her big toe and increasing the width of her shoes no longer really helped, so Wanda “suffered through the pain until November.”

After being told by her doctor that “most patients are able to get back on their feet quickly in a walking boot”1 and that a successful correction could result in “less pain”, Wanda was determined to get the Lapiplasty® Procedure done as soon as there was a break in her upcoming activities. “Recovery time was a big thing for me. But I was also happy to hear that with Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, my surgical correction wouldn’t be just a cosmetic fix,” she says.

Wanda had the Lapiplasty® Procedure done on her right foot in November 2019. For the first two weeks after surgery she got around with the assistance of a knee scooter. Her husband took her to and from appointments. He also “made sure I didn’t do something I shouldn’t do during recovery.” Six weeks after surgery Wanda was out of the walking boot and back in tennis shoes. Wanda is back to all her classes and, with tennis starting back up in May, Wanda says now that she’s had the Lapiplasty® Procedure she’s a “happy little camper.”

Wanda recalls friends telling her their traditional bunionectomy experience. “They said they never had so much pain in their life, so they won’t get the other foot done. But I’m beyond happy. I believe Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction was the best surgical choice I could have made,” says Wanda. “Traditional bunion surgery was not going to correct the true root case of my bunion. Now, my foot looks amazing; you wouldn’t believe it was the same foot.”


Only a surgeon can tell if Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction is right for you. As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary and this experience is unique and specific to this patient only. There are potential risks with surgery and recovery takes time. Potential risks include, but are not limited to: infection, discomfort from the presence of the implant, loosening of the implant, and loss of correction with nonunion or malunion.

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Select the image below that best describes the bunion on your big toe.

A mild bunion is a small but noticeable bump at the base of the big toe and a big toe that starts to lean toward the 2nd toe.
A moderate bunion is a substantial bump at the base of the big toe and a big toe that leans toward the 2nd toe.
A severe bunion is a large bump at the base of the big toe and a big toe crosses over the 2nd toe.
A normal foot does not have a bump at the base of the big toe or a big toe that leans toward the 2nd toe.
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Select the image(s) below that describe other issues with your feet.

A bunionette (or Tailor’s bunion) is a bump at the base of your little toe. It’s possible that bunionettes can be treated during the same surgery as Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.
A hammertoe is an abnormal bend in the middle joint of your toes. It’s possible that hammertoes can be treated during the same surgery as Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.
Arthritis occurs when the cartilage at your big toe joint (1st metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint) breaks down, causing pain and stiffness.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body uses blood sugar. Diabetic patients with controlled blood sugar levels may still be candidates for Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.
None of these issues.
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Have you had bunion surgery before?

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* The “Am I a Candidate” assessment should only be completed by patients over the age of 18 or by a parent/legal guardian. This tool does not provide medical advice. This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Only a trained Lapiplasty® doctor can determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ surgery. Please consult with your doctor to determine if Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ surgery is right for your specific condition. Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ surgery is indicated for patients 12 years of age and older. As with any medical treatment, there are risks and recovery takes time. For a complete list of risks, see the Patient Risk Information. For Information about how we handle your information, please see our Privacy Policy.

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