Hallux Valgus

Hallux-valgus is a distortion of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the large toe (Hallux) that deforms outwards (valgus), this deformation of the phalanx is often called bunion

At the Bordeaux-Merignac Sport Clinic, specialists in foot surgery practice three techniques for correction of Hallux-valgus :

Consists in correcting the deformation by repositioning the metatarsal head on its base. During consolidation, two small screws will maintain bone.

This technique corresponds to larger deformations that cannot be corrected by the rafter technique. The bone will be repositioned in a more anatomical axis and maintained by pins that will have to be removed 6 weeks later.

Percutaneous technique
This technique consists in performing a bone resection of the metatarsal head and creating external hinges allowing a better orientation of the articular surface. It does not entail placing of equipment but has more limited indications.

Supplementary gestures can be applied depending on the degree of deformation.

  • Anesthesia : loco regional
  • Technique : mini invasive
  • Hospitalization : Outpatient care
  • Immobilization : immediate walking with shoe of discharge
  • Rehabilitation : from the 3rd week after surgery

Below, an animation for more info (in French)