Lapidus Procedure

A preoperative x-ray of a patient with a very severe bunion deformity and a hypermobile 1st metatarsal that is not stable when she walks

 

A is a postoperative side view of this patient showing the fusion in which several screws were used

 

A postoperative x-ray of this patient following a Lapidus procedure which is a fusion of the metatarsal base and first cunieform joint. This allow reduction of the severe bunion deformity and also stabilized the movement of the first metatarsal