Patients with syndesmosis and other procedure in separate foot

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R foot by bone-breaking,
L foot by syndesmosis procedure




This lady had the traditional bunion surgery by a break-n-shift technique of her right foot elsewhere and then opted for the non-bone-breaking syndesmosis procedure of her left foot.

P.S.: The all-important first metatarsal bone of right foot was as usually shortened after a bone-breaking surgery and risk the possible complication of transfer metatarsalgia.


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R foot complication after bone-breaking surgery, L foot by syndesmosis procedure




Unfortunately, the hallux varus (reverse bunion) complication can happen after break-n-shift surgeries as this lady’s right foot did. Fortunately, it could be corrected at the same time when her left foot bunion underwent the non-bone-breaking syndesmosis procedure.


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R foot by bone-breaking, L foot by syndesmosis procedure




Question: Why go the extra mile of breaking normal bones when bunion can be corrected just as well without and possibly even better?