Category: Pathology

Quintus varus

Quintus varus is a deformity of the 5th toe, often congenital and worsening with age, where the toes lays on the 4th. The deformity has the full name of “quintus varus supraductus”. Anatomy The...

Taylor bunion

Definition “Ttaylor bunion” is a frequent deformity located on the lateral side of the 5th toe’s base. It’s so named because of the crossed-leg sitting position responsible for a conflict with the ground. The...

Hallux valgus interphalangeus

The hallux valgus interphalangeus is a deformity of the great toe. As for the hallux valgus, the great toe is deviated laterally towards the other toes. However, unlike hallux valgus, the cause of the...

Claw toes

Claw toe refers to a frequent deformity of the toes, very often in women, revealed by a conflict between the deformed toe and the shoe or the ground. Causes Mechanical As with hallux valgus,...

Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a very frequent motivation for consultation and yet the number of operated patients for this pathology is quite low. The forefoot indeed concentrates very different pathologies in a very restricted anatomical...

Hallux rigidus

Definition of hallux rigidus Hallux rigidus is a loss of mobility of the big toe (hallux) metatarso-phalangeal joint (MTP). It is the advanced stage of osteoarthritis of this joint. It is annoying to walk...

Hallux valgus – FAQ

Before surgery for hallux valgus By whom shall I be operated for the hallux valgus? The person the most able to judge the surgical results is your referring physician who can regularly see his...

Hallux valgus

Definition Hallux valgus is a forefoot deformation concerning the big toe (called hallux). It is deviated laterally towards the other toes and a “bump” appears on the medial side of the foot. It is...