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A 33-year-old member asked:

what are the differences between a bunionectomy and a cheilectomy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
A cheilectomy : Is when the doc simply removes some spurring and this is usally for a hallux limitus deformity. With hallux limitus the spurring is usually dorsally. A bunionectomy is removal of bunion which is usually medially (on the side).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

After having a bunionectomy, can I wear high heals?

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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Generally, about 2/3 of women find that they can wear all of the shoes they want after surgery. There is no absolute restriction against wearing high heels after the surgery heals. However, if the shoe is too small, narrow or pointy, it may be uncomfortable. Also, prolonged wearing of shoes that push the big toe over can result in recurrence of the deformity.
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How long does a bunionectomy take?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
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45 minutes to 1 hour: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor can order a bunionectomy?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Order or do?: Any doctor can "order" a bunionectomy (actually, request consultation for bunionectomy would be more accurate) but the surgery is performed by podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a bunionectomy and cheilectomy by podiatrist?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Couple of things: A cheilectomy is usually the removal of boney spurs around the 1st toe joint and may be part of a bunionectomy. There are many bunioectomy procedures, but all involve repostioning a part of the 1st metatarsal and/or 1st toe.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between a bunionectomy and a cheilectomy?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: There are many types of bunionectomy procedures of which a cheilectomy is one type.

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