Expert Chicago Podiatrist Offering Treatment For Bunions With Lapiplasty

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Thanks to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Matthew D. Sorensen, traditional bunion surgery is being replaced by the revolutionary bunion treatment surgery known as lapiplasty.

Until now, bunion surgical methods only treated the bunion symptom by removing the “bump” that forms, but failed to correct the underlying issue that caused the bunion. With this state-of-the-art procedure, both the symptom AND the cause of your bunion are repaired, thus providing long-term pain relief. You will also experience improved mobility, and gain peace of mind knowing your bunion won’t reappear in the future.

What Causes A Bunion?

bunion (Hallux Valgus)  is a large bump that forms on the side of your your big toe, and is caused by the bone in the joint of your big toe moving out of place. Bunions form as a result of repeated pressure or abnormal motion on the toe joint, and are painful, especially if left untreated.

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent bunions from forming and to keep existing bunions from getting worse. However, surgery is the only way to remove a bunion.

How Is Lapiplasty Different From Traditional Bunion Treatments?

Traditional bunion surgery usually addresses the main symptom of a bunion, the bump, by removing part of the bone that’s causing the issue. Although this method will likely reduce your discomfort, it does not solve the underlying problem that’s forming the bunion in the first place. If your toe joint is not repaired, it greatly increases the likelihood that your bunion will reappear in the future.

With traditional bunion surgery, over a third of patients still experience foot pain, or have issues with foot function after treatment.

With lapiplasty, the bone is carefully shifted back into its original position, and reinforced with stabilizing titanium plates. The result is the bump disappears, and your bunion will not grow back in the future. After lapiplasty, your foot will be restored to a healthy, functional state.

chicago il podiatrist treatment for bunions lapiplastyWhat Can You Expect After Your Lapiplasty Procedure?

Recovery from lapiplasty surgery is quick, with weight-bearing function returning in generally two to three weeks. Due to the state-of-the-art technology used in the treatment, certain patients gain weight-bearing function in as soon a few days. Overall, recovery varies and depends on the severity of the case, the patient’s age, weight, and other factors.

Those who have undergone Lapiplasty surgery usually return to unrestricted activities, like running and playing sports, in as soon as three to four months. With your foot returned to a healthy state, you will also be able enjoy wearing a variety of shoe styles, pain free.

OVER 200,000 HAPPY FEET HAVE FOUND RELIEF WITH THE CHIGACO PODIATRISTS AT WEIL FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE

Please call our Chicago podiatry office at 847.390.7666 if you have any additional questions about Dr. Sorensen’s lapiplasty treatment for bunions, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information that you may need. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sorensen to discuss whether you would be a strong candidate for lapiplasty to treat your bunion, give our office a call or click here to use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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