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We believe this is the most diverse collection of bunion cases for any one single surgical technique. Altogether, these cases illustrate how the Syndesmosis Procedure alone has been applied to bunions of virtually all severities. Most cases are bilateral surgeries – both feet at the same time. Patient ages range from 15 to 81 years old. Spontaneous improvement of secondary deformities can also be witnessed. Through such a comprehensive collection of cases, we aim to confirm the Syndesmosis Procedure’s power of understanding and correcting a bunion’s root problem.

1. Mild bunion correction – 4 years later

42 y/o female, no secondary problems. Unable to wear dress shoes or high heels for work without moderate bunion pain. Post-surgery her function scan improved, she returned to high heels without pain, callus or recurrence.

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2. Professional figure skater – 10 years later

27 y/o female instructor and competitor had to hang up her skates due to intolerable bunion and bunionette pain. 6-months post-surgery on her moderate bunions, she went back to skating and teaching without any pain. Unexpectedly, her pre-operative tendency to fall while walking stopped completely. No signs of recurrence.

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3. Moderate bunion correction – 5 years later

41 y/o female, mild left and moderate right bunion deformities. Compromised foot function scan evident by large metatarsal calluses and clinical pains. Post-surgery function scan normalized, calluses disappeared, and patient returned to high heels with no signs of recurrence.

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4. Male marathon runner – 5 years later

Before surgery, this 48 y/o runner could hardly finish half-marathons due to pain from his moderate bunions. 1-year post-surgery he ran his first full marathon and 5 more marathons since, with his time progressively improving with each one. No signs of calluses or recurrence.

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5. Severe bunion correction – 5 years later

40 y/o female, increasing bunion pain and metatarsalgia. Function scan revealed total loss in big toe power. Patient suffered low back pain caused by an unconscious outerside-to-outerside wobbly walk. Post-surgery normal gait was restored under her big toes and she returned to high-heels for hours at a time.

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6. Performing artist, frequent high heels – 7 years later

29 y/o female, moderate bunions with pain due to frequent high heel wear for work. Post-surgery, patient had no more bunions, pre-operative calluses or low back pain, even after returning back to frequent high-heels. Pressure scan reveals function restoration the big toes.

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7. Extreme bunion correction – 3 years later

81 y/o female, otherwise extremely healthy who loves walking for exercise, could not walk anymore due to severe plantar callus and ulcer pain under her left foot. Post-surgery, patient healed in 3 months and went back to walking with no more pain.

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8. Spontaneous claw toe correction – 7 years later

67 y/o female, moderate deformity, increasingly painful clawed second toe on left foot. Large metatarsal calluses and abnormal function scan caused by tendency to avoid painful toes while walking. Her bunions, claw toes and pain have not recurred. Function scan improved, but big toes still habitually unused.

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9. Salvaging failed Lapidus procedure – 11 years later

At 16 y/o, the female patient had an arthroscopic joint fusion surgery elsewhere for painful left bunion. Pain recurred. At 19 y/o, she underwent the Syndesmosis Procedure on both feet for mild deformity. She now wears high heels for work and has had no recurrence. Due to the permanent loss of mobility in her left foot rendered by the Lapidus procedure, she still feels discomfort in her left foot when wearing heels.

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10. Spontaneous claw toe & basal spur correction – 15 years later

60 y/o female, severe bunions, had difficulty walking and presented multiple compensatory secondary foot, leg and back problems. Post-surgery, all secondary problems resolved spontaneously, including all claw toes. Patient still enjoys her high-heels, dancing and unlimited walking without pain.

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11. Salvaging failed osteotomy procedure – 12 years later

59 y/o female, severe deformity, patient had osteotomy procedure 10 years earlier and had persistent bunion pain. She underwent Syndesmosis Procedure on both feet. Function of both big toes returned, shown in function scan. Patient had much reduced calluses and still enjoys unlimited hiking.

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12. Spontaneous resolution of overlapping toes – 5 years later

55 y/o female, severe bunions, painful overlapping toes and metatarsalgia. Had difficulty walking, poor balance and experienced falls. Function scan verified complete loss of big toe function in both feet. Post-Syndesmosis Procedure, spontaneous correction of overlapping toes. Calluses disappeared and normal function restored, as evident in function scan.

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13. Salvaging failed McBride bunionectomy – 6 years later

48 y/o female, patient had McBride procedure 25 years earlier for her left bunion. Bunion and pain recurred, metatarsal calluses formed, poor function scan. Patient underwent Syndesmosis Procedure on both feet for severe bunions, no recurrence of pain nor deformity.

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14. Spontaneous resolution of bunionette pain – 7 years later

41 y/o female, mild deformity, but primary pain from bunionettes while wearing high heel shoes for her office job. She underwent the Syndesmosis Procedure to narrow the forefoot, restore big toe function and to minimize overloading of the 5th metatarsal head. Bunionette pain is gone.

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