The Pluses & Perils of Pickleball

Pickleball is all the rage. Each day, more and more individuals, across all age groups are heading to the pickleball courts. With over 4.8 million participants nationwide in 2022, and 39.3% growth over the last two years, pickleball has become the fastest-growing...

How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries this Cold Season

By Joseph Stellabotte, M.D., sports medicine specialist at Premier Every year, 'Old Man Winter' brings with him an assortment of sprains, strains, and fractures. But following a few simple steps can lower the odds that you or a loved one suffers a winter weather...

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction

Jan 4, 2019

Relief is here. Now, there’s a new, patented treatment for bunion correction – Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Premier Orthopaedics and Jason Miller, DPM offer this exciting, new treatment option which does more than simply remove “the bump”; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.


Recovery Comparison: Expectations

Lapiplasty® 3D Correction Traditional Lapidus Surgery
  • No casting
  • Casting, crutches, scooter
  • Weight-bearing within days*
  • Non weight-bearing**
  • 6 weeks walking in surgical boot
  • 6 weeks completely off foot
  • At weeks 6-8: back to tennis shoes
  • At weeks 6-8: walking in surgical boot
  • Walking 6-8 weeks ahead of traditional
  • Walking 6-8 weeks later than Lapiplasty®