Why perform the Lapiplasty® Procedure?
Because metatarsal frontal-plane rotation matters
While hallux valgus has traditionally been viewed as a transverse plane deformity, research indicates that it is actually a three-plane deformity with 87% of patients having abnormal frontal-plane rotation (i.e. pronation) of the 1st metatarsal.3 Correction of metatarsal rotation is critical for restoration of anatomic first ray alignment (MTP joint congruity and sesamoid position), which left unaddressed, is associated with up to 12x likelihood of radiographic recurrence.4,5,6 Due to the ability to address the triplanar deformity at its origin, the 1st tarsometarsal (TMT) joint provides the optimal surgical site for true anatomic restoration.
Lapiplasty® Educational Video
Lapiplasty® Surgical Demonstration
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