Soft Tissue Balancer




The Soft Tissue Rebalancer is an implant that is placed around a metatarsophalangeal joint to correct deformities (plantar plate tears, pre-dislocation syndrome, etc.) where a toe attaches to the forefoot.

It encapsulates the joint, and tension is applied to make the correction in the sagittal and transverse planes (side to side), which allows the toe to ease back into the correct position. The biggest advantage of the Soft Tissue Rebalancer is that it corrects the deformity of the joint in all planes in a precise and simple manner, without relying on damaged tissues.





Special features

  • Allows for sagittal plane alignment
  • Allows for transverse plane correction
  • Realigns toe to proper position
  • Does not use damaged tissue for repair
  • Rebalances tissue
  • Adjustable tension with driver tool
  • Correction of plantar plate tears
  • Effective method






The Soft Tissue Rebalancer is a device that is aimed at correcting deformities (plantar plate tears, pre-dislocation syndrome, etc.) of the metatarsophalangeal joint- where the toe attaches to the forefoot.  It consists of two parts; a mesh implant and a driver tool.

 The surgical procedure would entail opening up the joint and essentially wrapping the horizontal strands around the base of the toe circumferentially and holding it in place with an interference screw placed through the base of the toe.  The mesh essentially acts as a joint capsule (the structure encapsulating the joint), while the long, central portion would be pulled up through a hole in the distal metatarsal bone.  This would allow the surgeon to correct the deformity in the sagittal plane (the cocking up of the toe) by placing it under the appropriate tension.  

 The two longer portions of tape on either side would wrap up onto the sides of the base of the proximal phalanx (base of the toe) and extend proximally where it would be affixed to the metatarsal head, essentially recreating the lateral/collateral ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal joint; whereby, allowing for correction of the transverse plane (side to side) correction of the joint.  The biggest advantage of this device is that it allows for correction of deformity of the joint in all planes in a precise and simple manner.  

How it Works:

  1. Drill hole in the proximal phalanx
  2. Wrap horizontal strands around base of proximal phalanx and place the interference screw
  3. Drill a hole in the metatarsal neck
  4. Pass the long, central tail from deep to superficial through the hole in the metatarsal
  5. Pull to the appropriate tension and place the interference screw
  6. Tension the lateral/collateral tails appropriately and tack into place


Materials needed to produce the Soft Tissue Rebalancer:

Mesh implant

  • Horizontal braided mesh
  • Ligament mesh portion
  • Capsular mesh

Driver tool

  • Handle
  • Transfixion screws


The Soft Tissue Rebalancer  is covered by United States Utility Patent: 10,426,597

















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