The unstable joint (foundation) allows the metatarsal to Lean Sideways
The metatarsal can Elevate, transferring excessive pressure to other toes & ball of the foot
The metatarsal can Rotate, causing abnormal wear, just like a car tire out of alignment
The bump may be gone (for now) but the bone is now crooked and the joint is still unstable with the bunion at risk of returning1.
Important Risk Information: Only a surgeon can tell if the Lapiplasty® Procedure is right for you. As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks 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.