Welcome to www.chirurgie-du-pied.net

Dr. Gautier METMER is an orthopedic surgeon in Bordeaux. He has created this website with the aim of presenting, as clearly and concisely as possible, the common pathologies of the foot and ankle, as well as the various possible treatments.


Many people are still reluctant to seek help. In fact, foot surgery has a reputation for being painful and having a long recovery period. However, advances in anaesthetic and surgical techniques have managed to curb this way of thinking. The use of techniques such as minimally-invasive (keyhole) surgery and arthroscopy means that the size of incisions are now much smaller which facilitates the recovery process for patients.

Dr Metmer, orthopedic surgeon

Conditions & treatments


A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a common deformity of the big toe.

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A bunionette, also known as Tailor’s bunion, is similar to a bunion but occurs on the outside of the little toe.

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Metatarsalgia is defined as pain in the ball of the fore-foot.

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Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail develops when the nail grows into the skin. This problem usually affects the big toe.

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Conditions & Treatments (following)

Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains are caused by damage to the ligaments in the ankle. During an ankle sprain, the ankle twists which overstretches or even tears the ligament.

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Ankle instability

Ankle instability happens when the ligament fails to properly stabilise the ankle. As a result, the ankle feels like it is “giving way” or is about to.

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Anterior ankle impingement

Also called “footballer’s ankle” and occurs when tissue or bone gets stuck in the joint. This results in pain, crunching sensations and locking at ankle movements.

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Plantar fasciitis

The inflammation of the arch of the foot which causes heel pain.

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Hand, hip, knee and spine conditions

A second website dedicated to hand, hip, knee and spine conditions is also online: www.chirurgie-orthopedique-bordeaux.com