Experience less pain and a quicker recovery with outpatient bunion procedure

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Most people think that uncomfortable shoes cause bunions, but an unstable joint on the foot is actually the culprit. These painful bumps on the big toe are not an overgrowth of bone that can be trimmed down; bunions can keep coming back unless the joint issue is treated.

WVU Medicine offers patients a new bunion therapy with a much improved recovery time than previous bunion surgeries. Lapiplasty™ is an outpatient surgery that realigns the bones at the joint location. Patients are back on their feet the same day as the procedure. WVU Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Robert Santrock, MD, helped develop this revolutionary, new technique.

Learn more: https://wvumedicine.org/bunion/

Lapiplasty is not available anywhere else in the region. If you’ve tried other therapies and switched to more comfortable shoes – and you’re still in pain – talk with your healthcare provider about bunion surgery. Make an appointment: 855-WVU-CARE.

The WVU Medicine procedure was recently featured on KDKA-TV in a news story titled: "New Lapiplasty Treatment Helping Bunion Sufferers Get Back on Their Feet Faster." Watch the story.