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Goal of procedure: Cheilectomy is a remodeling of the bone at a joint. Any bone spurs are removed and surfaces shaved down, cartilage at the joint is often addressed.Bone to bone healing is not involved. A bunionectomy involves the correction of a bunion deformity. This reqiures removing the boney prominence and most often cutting and realigning the 1st metatarsal bone and fixating it with a screw or pin. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had cheilectomy in July. I only have a 40 degree bend. When stretching it grinds, after a day at work it's very sore. Do I need to go back to ortho?
Check it and see.: That would be a good start. It is always best to report to the surgeon when post operative events arise. The question is whether or not he will do anything about it. ...Read more
Assuming that you-: -mean your great toe, I can speak from experience. Mine took 2 years 2 be really comfortable & able 2 workout with no pain. Sounds like a long time 2 wait but it gradually improves. I am talking about really good. Much better a choice than a replacement or fusion . In my practice that's all i did for DJD of the great toe all were happy no returns with increased complaints. Good luck! ...Read more
2mo postop cheilectomy, pain in sesamoid area increasing last few wks & big toe turning in & over other toe dr says its normal & thats it is it normal
A clean up procedure: Cheilectomies are "Clean-up" procedures to help relieve some of the signs and symptoms of an arthritic joint, while still preserving the joint. Not quite sure why the toe is out of alignment. The alternative to a cheilectomy is an implant. These are much improved over the past few years and are quite similar to a knee or hip titanium appliance. ...Read more
Success not 100%: Cheilectomy is done for a symptomatic hallux rigidus (dorsal bunion). The bone spurring is due to arthritis in the joint. The degree of which tempers the success rate. Success rate of the surgery is 65-85+%. Aggressive pt after it is recommended. Occasional if still painful after 4 months suggest injection with a steroid and possible manipulation under sedation to break up scar tissue, salvage surg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm having a cheilectomy and possibly tendon repair in my big toe and I have some questions. help please?
Cheilectomy: I suggest you ask the questions to your surgeon. You should always feel free to ask questions to your surgeon. He/she is the very best person to answer any and all questions that you may have. ...Read more
I had a cheilectomy and some other bone fragments removed on Wednesday from my big toe. Do you think it's ok to try to move my big toe?
No: yiy don't want to move the toe and cause non healing of the wound. You need ten days to heal skin. Then u can move the toe ...Read more