The Syndesmosis Procedure is a potential game-changer in surgical bunion correction. After 35 years and over 2,000 feet, the Center for Syndesmosis Bunion Correction proves there is better way to healthy, bunion-free feet. Repeatedly. Consistently.
If the root of the complex bunion problem is a ligament failure causing bones to collapse, the most logical way to reverse the problem is equally through ligaments. The point of origin reveals a simple solution.
The displaced first metatarsal can be readily and naturally re-erected to its normal position by simply tying it to the adjacent second metatarsal bone with absorbable surgical sutures without cutting any bones or fusing any joints.
A unique surgical technique creates an environment that induces the natural formation of a new ligament – the Syndesmosis – to re-stabilize the first metatarsal and prevent bunion recurrence. After 3 months the sutures absorb into the body.
Once displaced bones are holistically re-aligned and re-stabilized, the normal mechanics of the entire medial column can then be restored. The arches reform and strengthen, and the big toe regains function as if the bunion had not existed before.
Your body’s own ability to heal itself is the key to restoring and retaining optimal foot function. A Syndesmosis is a common anatomical structure in the human body that connects and stabilizes two parallel long bones to each other. The most well-known Syndesmoses exist in your legs and forearms.
The Syndesmosis Procedure utilizes the body’s innate healing response to produce a brand new fibrous connecting bridge between the first and second metatarsals. Identical to the healing of a wound, any healthy body is capable of forming this biological structure, without any artificial implant or tissue transplantation. We simply create the environment. Your body does the rest.
The Syndesmosis Procedure is a special surgical technique that leaves each bone and joint fully intact by addressing the true underlying ligament problem. Once it forms naturally over 3 months, the Syndesmosis is the only mechanism needed to critically stabilize previously unstable bones. And because the Syndesmosis is a living structure – it’s strength and durability will last as long as any other healed wound. It’s yours for life.
The Syndesmosis Procedure is an evidence-based bunion correction surgery that has broken with the bone-breaking tradition. It’s minimally traumatic, so patients experience far less pain and fewer complications. It has remarkably overcome not just one but most of the critical challenges facing all other bunion surgeries today.
Recovery after the Syndesmosis Procedure is a natural process of ligament formation, therefore it is consistent, constant and predictable
Complication is always a possibility for any surgical undertakings, no matter how small the surgery may be or how skilful the surgeon is, and even how cooperative the patient can be. However, more complicated, extensive and traumatic surgeries have, in general, greater risk of developing complications.
It is important to realize there can also be complications after the Syndesmosis Procedure, such as wound infection, surface numbness, a stiff big toe, over-correction, stress fracture, second metatarsal displacement or bunion recurrence, albeit they are uncommon and can be cautiously prevented or resolved. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to discuss them with us.