Hallux Valgus (bunion): innovation in surgical techniques

What is PBS?


PBS is the acronym of Percutaneous Bianchi System and represents the work philosophy of Dr Bianchi’s entire medical team.
A philosophy of continual research which strives for the best medical solutions which respect human biology and the individual.

Over the years, Dr Bianchi and his team have continually searched for less invasive, yet increasingly effective solutions to treat conditions of the forefoot, especially bunions. Since 1995, they have developed and shared a surgical approach, inspired by keyhole techniques and which they have adapted to the specific needs of the forefoot and bunions. By continually striving to keep this approach as natural as possible, Dr Bianchi and his team can resolve bunion problems with rapid, mini-invasive surgery without using fixative devices (screws, plates or wires). The fractures stabilise naturally, thanks to post-surgery bandaging and other innovations perfected in recent years to allow patients to walk immediately and rapidly recover the use of the foot and, therefore, their psycho-physical wellbeing.

A thorough knowledge of how the foot works and an analysis of the numerous case studies treated in over twenty years have enabled the PBS team to refine the techniques and surgical procedures, to develop personalised instruments and draw up a step-by-step procedure to treat these conditions. This begins with a medical assessment of the patient’s condition and continues right up to the complete recovery of normal use.

Perfection of the technique and procedures has enabled the PBS team to use keyhole surgery to treat bunions, hammertoe, metatarsalgia and the fifth metatarsus varus.

At the heart of the PBS philosophy is its continual, on-going research into foot conditions. It aims to provide treatment, which complies with the laws of biomechanics and the physiology of the foot.

PBS is, therefore, a place where all medical specialists (surgeons, physiatrists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and orthopaedic technicians) can collaborate and exchange ideas to encourage continual, on-going innovation.