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How do the surgery options stack up?

Syndesmosis Procedure

Osteotomy & Arthrodesis

Widely available

95% of all bunion surgeries

Supported by other doctors

Aligned with status quo

Both feet at the same time

Seldom recommended, impractical

Prevents recurrence

Recurrence well-known

One technique for all severities

Numerous procedures needed

Proven to restore function

Lack of objective evidence

Helps resolve secondary problems

Additional surgery required

Unrestricted activities & shoes

Restrictions may be necessary

Minimally-traumatic, less pain

Sacrificing normal bones & joints

Fewer & milder complications

Higher risk for complications

Immediate big toe mobility

Usually postponed by 1 month

Self-physiotherapy

Professional treatment is common

Natural cosmetic result

Aesthetic can be unnatural

Structural integrity intact

Irreversible anatomic changes

What about my other foot problems?

Everything's connected, and other foot problems can indeed be caused by your bunions. Our patients are often astounded by the disappearance of problems such as clawed toes, calluses and even low back and knee pain. This corrective domino effect, in such seemingly unrelated areas of pain, only further supports the power of the Syndesmosis Procedure. We've witnessed the following secondary problems spontaneously correct themselves without the need for additional surgeries, as evident through our case presentations.

Syndesmosis Procedure

Osteotomy & Arthrodesis

Flexible claw & hammer toes

By additional surgery

Metatarsal calluses

May not improve

Metatarsalgia
(pain in other metatarsals)

By Weil's osteotomy

Morton's neuroma
(pain in the ball of foot)

By additional surgery

Bunionettes

By 5th metatarsal osteotomy

Collapsed medial & transverse arches

Unaddressed & unresolved

Impaired balance

No known effect

Leg and knee pain

No known effect

Low back pain

No known effect