Lapidus procedure for Bunions
A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is bony prominence at the base of the big toe, which often results in pain, redness and rubbing in footwear. The 1st metatarsal bone abnormally angles outward towards the other foot from its joint in the midfoot. A surgical procedure called the Lapidus procedure is indicated to correct a bunion caused by hypermobility of the 1st metatarsal bone. The common goal is to realign the bones in the foot, correct the deformity, and relieve pain and discomfort.