Reconstructive Foot Surgery Germany

Deformities of the feet and toes come along with a number of physical and functional problems, oftentimes causing severe pain. The central goal of reconstructive foot surgery is to relieve the patient of these problems by restoring a healthy foot. Pain-free walking and running increase life quality immensely and contribute significantly to the patient’s overall well-being.

  • Hallux valgus is the most common foot deformity. The big toe is painfully causing limitations in everyday life, for example, while wearing shoes. In a surgical procedure, the deformity can be corrected. Hallux Valgus: Definition and Symptoms The Latin term Hallux valgus (Latin for Big toe bent outwardly) describes a deformity on the inner edge […]

  • A so-called tailor’s bunion refers to a painful bulge of the bone, located on the outer edge of the foot. In most cases it occurs lateral, right underneath the little toe. Symptoms include redness and a certain tightness while wearing shoes, since the 5th metatarsal bone presses towards the edge. Oftentimes a tailor’s bunion is […]

  • The term hammertoe describes a pathological toe deformation. It derives from the particular shape of the toe, which reminds of a hammer. What Exactly Is a Hammertoe? Hammertoe means that the affected toe is constantly flexed, so it cannot be stretched. Therefore, the joint is pressed upwards and forms a ‘hump’, colliding with the shoe, […]

  • The terms flatfoot (lat. pes planovalgus) and fallen arches describe a deformity that affects both, the ankle joint and the foot. This might either be acquired or congenital. The ankle of those affected bend inwards (fallen arches). In addition to that, the foot does not bulge, so that the sole of the foot touches the […]

  • The term metatarsalgia is derived from the Latin words ‘metatarsal’ (metatarsal bone) and ‘-algie’ (pain) and translates into foot pain. Patients who suffer from metatarsalgia, often suffer from pain in the forefoot, especially under load. Apart from that, painful corns can grow near the toes. Walking barefoot on a hard surface usually causes the most […]

  • Gigantism of the toes can cause major complaints and consequently a considerable impairment in everyday life for the patients suffering from it. Macrodactyly, also known under the synonymous term gigantodactyly and linked to the Proteus syndrome, is a relatively rare deformity of the toes. Learn more about macrodactyly and how it can be treated in […]

  • Hallux rigidus translates into arthrosis of the big toe (joint degeneration), which ultimately results in its painful stiffening. If this happens, every step causes pain. In an advanced stage, this pain even remains in periods of rest, especially during night. Hallux Rigidus: What Causes the Pain? The painful Hallux rigidus arises, because the protective layer […]

  • A claw toe surgery describes the correction of a certain pathological deformity. It describes how a toe has taken the form of a claw and  remains in constant flexion. In shoes, this oftentimes leads to painful abrasions of the skin and later to severe inflammations. Strictly speaking, the claw toe can be understood as the final […]