Medical assistance
Certified Medical Tourism ProfessionalBest Medical Travel Agency 2015Best use of technology in Medical Travel 2017

Bunion surgery in France

Bunion surgery is used to correct a variety of conditions that may be associated with bunions (hallux valgus deformities), like removing the abnormal bony enlargement of the first metatarsal.

While surgical techniques are used for correcting distortions, the main principle is not simply to “shave the bump”, but tackling the underlying issue, i.e. reduce the metatarsophalangeal angle.


Bunion surgery is nearly always performed using a local anaesthetic and there are three main approaches:

  • keyboard_arrow_right
    An osteotomy - the surgeon will cut your big toe joint and realign it to a normal position.
  • keyboard_arrow_right
    An exostectomy - the surgeon will remove just the bunion from your joint and not perform an alignment.
  • keyboard_arrow_right
    An arthrodesis - the surgeon will replace the damaged joint with screws or metal plates to correct the deformity.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightChevron osteotomy
  • keyboard_arrow_rightBasal osteotomy
  • keyboard_arrow_rightCuneo-metatarsal arthrodesis
  • keyboard_arrow_rightMetatarsophalangeal arthrodesis
    If the deformation or cartilage damage is severe, it is not possible to keep the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe.

    A metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis will be performed, consisting of a full and final locking of the joint. This surgery is effective and well tolerated.

    We are, of course, here at your disposal to answer any questions you will ask if this technique is offered.

    Following surgery, you should not use the newly merged link.