Frequently asked questions about Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™

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Looking for more in-depth information on the Lapiplasty® Procedure? We invite you to download this helpful patient education brochure. Also, please visit our Find A Doctor locator to speak with a Lapiplasty®-trained surgeon to see if Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction is right for you.


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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.