The Lapidus procedure is a fusion of the first TMT joint intended to eliminate joint movement and correct deformity around the first metatarsal.
Lapidus procedure for hallux valgus correction
This video depicts a correction of a hallux valgus deformity using a lapidus procedure, a fusion of the first metatarsal with the medial cuneiform. The demonstration is performed by Dr. Kai Olms. The procedure uses Stryker's Asnis III 4.0mm cannulated screw and a VariAx foot oblique t-plate.