Valley Foot Care, Inc.

Revolutionary Absorbable Screws for Bunion Repair and Hammer Toe

At Valley Foot Care, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ, we strive to provide the most advanced and effective treatments for foot ailments. Today, we’re excited to share insights about a groundbreaking development in foot surgery: the use of absorbable screws for bunion repair and hammer toe correction. This innovative approach, particularly using OssioFiber®, is transforming the way we treat these common foot problems.

Understanding Bunions and Hammer Toe


A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when your big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. Common causes include:

  • Genetics: Inherited foot type can predispose you to bunions.
  • Foot Stress and Injuries: Repeated stress or injuries can contribute.
  • Ill-Fitting Shoes: Wearing tight, narrow shoes can exacerbate the condition.
  • Arthritis: Inflammatory types like rheumatoid arthritis can also lead to bunions.

Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward. It’s often caused by an imbalance in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments that normally hold the toe straight. Causes include:

  • Improper Footwear: Shoes that crowd the toes, like high heels or tight shoes.
  • Trauma: Injuries to the toe can lead to hammer toe.
  • Medical Conditions: Arthritis and diabetes can increase the risk.
  • Genetics: Inherited conditions can predispose someone to hammer toe.

Introducing Absorbable Screws: A Revolutionary Solution

Traditional surgical solutions for bunions and hammer toe often involve the use of metal screws and pins to correct the deformity. While effective, these methods typically require a second surgery to remove the hardware once the bone has healed.

How Absorbable Screws Work

Absorbable screws, particularly those made by OssioFiber®, are designed to offer a revolutionary alternative. Here’s how they work:

  1. Bio-Integration: OssioFiber® screws are made from a composite material that integrates with your bone tissue. Over time, these screws are absorbed and replaced by natural bone.
  2. Strength and Stability: These screws provide the necessary strength and stability to ensure proper healing, much like traditional metal screws.
  3. Natural Healing: As the screw material is absorbed, it promotes natural bone healing and remodeling.

Benefits of Absorbable Screws

  • No Second Surgery: One of the most significant advantages is that patients don’t need a second procedure to remove the hardware. This means less overall discomfort and a faster return to normal activities.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: With no metal hardware left in the body, there’s a decreased risk of complications such as infection or allergic reactions.
  • Enhanced Healing: The bio-integrative properties of OssioFiber® promote natural bone healing, leading to a more robust and resilient repair.

Valley Foot Care, Inc.: Leading the Way in Innovative Treatments

At Valley Foot Care, Inc., we are committed to offering our patients the latest advancements in podiatric medicine. Our expert team is trained in the use of OssioFiber® absorbable screws, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care for bunion repair and hammer toe correction.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise: Our podiatric surgeons have extensive experience and training in the latest surgical techniques.
  • Personalized Care: We provide individualized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.
  • Advanced Technology: By utilizing cutting-edge technology like OssioFiber® screws, we ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

If you’re suffering from bunions or hammer toe, don’t let these conditions affect your quality of life any longer. Contact Valley Foot Care, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ today to learn more about how absorbable screws can provide a lasting, effective solution for your foot problems. Let us help you step into a future free of pain and discomfort with the most advanced treatment options available.