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Experience Advanced Bunion Correction in Erie, PA

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction

Welcome to Lake Erie Podiatry, where we have been providing the Erie, PA community with quality healthcare for 24 years. Dr. Ruiz and our experienced team are proud to offer Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, a cutting-edge treatment that addresses bunions in all three dimensions.

At our clinic, we understand that life can be busy. That's why we often have same-day scheduling available and quick appointment options. We accept most insurances, as well as workers comp, and treat patients of any age, ensuring that everyone can benefit from our expertise.

If you’re ready to experience relief from chronic bunion pain and discomfort, don’t wait – request an appointment with us today. Our team looks forward to helping you take the first step towards improved foot health!


Xray of Lapiplasty procedure

Treating Bunions with Lapiplasty® in Erie

Advanced Treatment and Lasting Relief for Bunion Pain

A bunion is a painful, bony bump that forms on the big toe joint, caused by imbalance or misalignment in the foot structure. Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction is a revolutionary treatment that addresses the root cause of bunions.

3D Lapiplasty offers a number of benefits over more traditional bunion correction surgery, including:

  • Three-dimensional bunion treatment: Traditional bunion surgery only corrects bunions in two dimensions. Lapiplasty® corrects the deformity in all three dimensions, providing a more permanent solution.
  • Minimized risk of recurrence: Lapiplasty® significantly reduces the likelihood of bunions recurring, as it addresses the root cause of the problem.
  • Accelerated recovery time: Patients can expect to bear weight on their feet much sooner than with traditional bunion surgery.

If you’d like to learn more about 3D Bunion Correction and Lapiplasty® technology, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the best solution for your foot health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common causes of bunions?

Bunions can be caused by various factors such as:

  • An inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot
  • Foot injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Wearing improperly fitted shoes, especially those with a narrow, pointed toe box that forces the toes into an unnatural position.

In some cases, a combination of these factors may contribute to the development of bunions. Smaller bunions (bunionettes) can also develop on the joint of the little toe, and they can have similar causes as regular bunions.

How soon can I return to my regular activities after Lapiplasty®?

 In general, patients who undergo Lapiplasty surgery can often return to their regular activities within a few weeks. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions on when it is safe for you to resume various activities, including walking, driving, and exercise. It's important to follow these guidelines closely to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. 

Is Lapiplasty covered by insurance?

Lapiplasty® is currently covered by many insurance providers, and we accept most insurances at Lake Erie Podiatry. We recommend checking with your specific provider for coverage details.

How can I get started with an expert foot in Erie, PA?

To get started on the path to better foot health, simply reach out to Lake Erie Podiatry via phone or take advantage of our easy-to-use online appointment request form. Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way!

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