Hallux Valgus (bunion): innovation in surgical techniques


Interview with Dr. Andrea Bianchi

Dr. Andrea Bianchi answers some questions about hallux valgus and percutaneous surgery in an interview published in the UK version of “Reader’s Digest.” Since 2019, Dr. Bianchi has been regularly consulting and operating in London at The Private Clinic of Harley Street.

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Radiographic Evaluation of the Percutaneous PBS Technique for the Treatment of Hallux Valgus

A few days ago, a scientific study on the radiographic evaluation of the PBS technique for the treatment of hallux valgus was published. The 17 patients with moderate to severe hallux valgus, who were operated on exclusively using the PBS technique, showed adequate correction of radiographic parameters.

The study was authored by Brazilian orthopedic colleagues who learned the technique from Dr. Andrea Bianchi, the father of the PBS (Percutaneous Bianchi System) technique. Dr. Michele Risi, a surgeon from the PBS Team, also participated in and co-authored the study. https://jfootankle.com/JournalFootAnkle/article/view/1536

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Lisa Armstrong’s experience with Dr. Bianchi from the Daily Telegraph

Lisa Armstrong, the head of the fashion editorial team at the Daily Telegraph and a two-time winner of the ‘The British Press Awards Fashion Journalist of The Year,’ recently shared her experience of having a bunion removed using the percutaneous PBS technique. Dr. Bianchi, whom she referred to as the “maestro,” performed the surgery on her in London at The Private Clinic of Harley Street.

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Tatler magazine talks about PBS bunion surgery and Dr Bianchi.

Dr Andrea Bianchi and the minimally invasive bunion surgery are part of the “Beauty & Cosmetic surgery guide 2020” prepared by the English magazine Tatler.

Dr Bianchi has been visiting and operating regularly in London at The Private Clinic of Harley Street since 2018.

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28 October 2017: the third day of the PBS-ECM professional refresher course

Saturday 28 October was the final day of the training course for all PBS orthopaedic surgeons. The topic of the meeting was “The diagnostic and therapeutic picture for the flat foot”.
A detailed discussion was held on the biomechanics, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment of flat foot in children and adults.

The entire training procedure 2017 (March, July and October) was developed together with the orthopaedics department at the hospital of Borgotaro. PBS wishes to thank Dr. Luca Berni and his collaborators in particular.

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The PBS technique in Jordan

The PBS technique has arrived in Jordan. Yesterday for the first time, Dr. Bianchi, Dr. Samer and Dr. Ferranti went to Amman, accompanied by the Jordanian surgeon, Ismail Ghazal, to the “Abdulhadi Hospital to teach their surgeon colleagues the PBS keyhole technique. The first operations were carried out for the very first time in Jordan and the patients left very positive feedback in their comments reported in the Arab article, which can be seen via this link.

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PBS at the Dubai medical congress

It is not just the Italian scientific community to show an ever increasing interest in the PBS surgical technique.

In fact, the PBS group of Dr. Andrea Bianchi not only carries out surgery in other countries, such as Russia and Egypt.  On 3-5 November 2016, it also took part in an interesting, international conference in Dubai entitled “Joint Reconstruction Middle East 2016“.

Dr. Andrea Bianchi presented an interesting and much appreciated report on the topic of the “Percutaneous system for hallux valgus correction (surgical technique and result)“.

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PBS technique appreciated and exported to Cairo

From 19-21 January 2017, the PBS group took part in the international congress “10th International Arthroplasty Conference” held in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Andrea Bianchi, Dr. Stefano Ferranti and Dr. Abusaa Samer presented some interesting reports regarding the pathology of the forefoot and Hallux Vagus in particular..

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