Frequently Asked Questions

Living With Bunion Pain


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* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

The Science Behind 3D Bunion Correction


* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.


* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

More About the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction Procedure


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* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

Yes, Lapiplasty® surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. Typically, the surgery will last just under an hour. If your doctor is performing any additional procedures at the same time, the surgery may take longer.


* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

Recovery From Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction


* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

* Physician is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

Want To Learn More?


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.To request more information on the LAPIPLASTY® Procedure, click here.


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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.