Center of Excellence for 3D Bunion Correction

center of excellence for 3D bunion correctionThe Foot & Ankle Center has been named Richmond’s first Center of Excellence for the new Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction procedure. The certification was awarded by Florida-based Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a foot and ankle company focused on improving surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes, while reducing healthcare costs.

“We’re very pleased to be the first in Richmond, and one of only five clinics in Virginia who have achieved the Center of Excellence designation,” said Dr. Robert Pica of The Foot & Ankle Center. “It speaks to our clinic’s level of expertise with this revolutionary new procedure, which is a real game changer for people looking to correct their bunions.”

The new procedure addresses the bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem, versus simply removing the “bump.” Patients are usually back on their feet in half the time following a Lapiplasty procedure, compared to traditional bunion surgery.


Only a surgeon can tell if Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction is right for you and what level of activity you can expect after healing is complete. There are potential risks with surgery and recovery takes time. Potential risks include, but are not limited to: infection, discomfort from the presence of the implant, loosening of the implant, and loss of correction with nonunion or malunion. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding the benefits and risks associated with the Lapiplasty procedure.