QUINCY, IL – Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place.

Quincy Medical Group (QMG) offers Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, an advanced technology designed to do more than simply remove “the bump”; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Recently, QMG Podiatrist Dr. Douglas Freel recently performed his 100th Lapiplasty procedure.

Dr. Freel said a common misconception about a bunion is it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off.” In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint. Traditional bunion surgery primarily addresses the bunion’s symptoms, not the root cause – the unstable foundational joint – leaving the bunion significantly more likely to come back to some degree. With the Lapiplasty procedure, advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.

“The Lapiplasty method of bunion correction is a consistently reproducible procedure designed for moderate to severe bunion deformities. With a recurrence rate of less than 2%, compared to a nationally reported 72% recurrence rate with traditional bunion procedures, and weight bearing at five days post-op compared to two or more months non-weight bearing with traditional bunion surgery. It has become the bunion procedure of choice for many in my practice,” Dr. Freel said.

He added, “The design of the system continues to be evaluated and improved upon by recommendations from the surgeons who have completed the required training, and with the addition of the new minimal incision system has become the latest state-of-the-art development for impressive results.”

For more information on the Lapiplasty procedure at QMG, visit https://quincymedgroup.com/lapiplasty-3d-bunion-correction/.