Syndesmosis Procedure vs Osteotomy/Arthrodesis Procedures in Advantages

CorrectionSyndesmosis ProcedureOsteotomy Procedures
Lesser-toe flexible claw-deformity√ √ SR by restoring 1st ray function by additional surgery
Metatarsal callus √ √ √ SR by restoring 1st ray function X X X often unresolved
Metatarsalgia √ √ √ SR by restoring 1st ray function by Weil's osteotomy
Morton's neuroma√ √ SR by restoring 1st ray function √ √ by additional surgery
Bunionette bursitis√ √ √ Ditto + actual forefoot narrowing√ √ by 5th Mt osteotomy
Collapsed metatarsal arch√ √ SR by re-stabilizing 1st Mt X X X unaddressed and unresolved
Collapsed longitudinal arch√ √ SR by re-stabilizing 1st Mt X X X unaddressed and unresolved
Impaired balance√ √ √ SR by restoring 1st ray functionX X unaddressed and unresolved
Leg muscle pain after long walks√ √ SR by restoring normal gait X may not be resolved
Low back pain in long walks'√ √ SR by restoring normal gait X may not be resolved

SR: Spontaneous resolution