In a retrospective study we compared the results of 39 Reverdin-Laird osteotomies and 40 Regnauld procedures in the treatment of hallux valgus. The patients were examined at least one year after surgery. The average age of our patients was 54 years in the Reverdin-Laird-group and 57 years in the Regnauld-group at the time of the procedure. Subjective and objective postoperative results were evaluated. There were no significant differences between the two operations in terms of patients satisfactory, foot wear and walking ability. The time of rehabilitation was significantly shorter in the Regnauld-group (7,4 vs 10,4 weeks). Significant differences between the two methods we found in the radiographic evaluation. There was a significant better correction of the hallux-valgus-angle (17,4 vs 13,1 degrees) and of the angle between the first and second metatarsals (2,7 vs 1,2 degrees) in the Reverdin-Laird-group. There was one asymptomatic case of avascular necrosis in the Reverdin-Laird-group. The rate of postoperative osteoarthrosis in the Regnauld-group was 57,5%. The Reverdin-Laird osteotomy and the Regnauld procedure are both safe and effective treatments of mild and moderate hallux valgus deformity. Because of the better objective results in the Reverdin-Laird-group we recommend to prefer these technique or another retrocapital procedure.