Is there a bony protrusion at the base of your big toe? Is the bump painful, red, or swollen? Are you having trouble moving your big toe, or have you noticed calluses or corns forming between your toes?
If this sounds familiar, chances are good that you might have a bunion. Luckily, if you’re in Thermopolis, Wyoming, you can turn to the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Centers for bunion treatment. We have extensive experience treating this condition and can skillfully perform bunion surgery if necessary.
What Does Lapiplasty® Bunion Surgery Involve?
During traditional bunion surgery, an orthopedic surgeon typically cuts and shifts the affected bone. But during a Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure—which we offer at Premier Bone & Joint Centers—the surgeon:
- Uses a special positioning tool to return the entire bone to normal alignment
- Aligns a precision guide with an unstable joint in the middle of the foot
- Removes the joint’s surfaces
- Compresses the remaining surfaces together to fuse the joint
- Applies titanium plates to secure and stabilize the joint
Bunion surgery is generally recommended only when conservative treatments fail to provide relief and a bunion is especially painful or interfering with daily activities. If the orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers determine that you require bunion surgery, they’ll let you know which surgical approach is most appropriate for your specific needs.
Find Out if You Need Bunion Surgery
If you’re experiencing the bunion symptoms listed above, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today by calling (800) 446-5684 or filling out our online appointment request form. We’ll gladly arrange a time for you to meet with an orthopedic surgeon at our Thermopolis, WY, satellite clinic—located inside Hot Springs Health at 150 East Arapahoe Street—so that we can evaluate your condition and let you know whether you’re a candidate for bunion surgery.