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4 months ago i had a cheilectomy on my big toe. Why is it still so tender ans painful?

4 months ago i had a cheilectomy on my big toe. Why is it still so tender ans painful?

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 more

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What are the differences between a bunionectomy and a cheilectomy?

What are the differences between a bunionectomy and a cheilectomy?

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). ...Read more

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

See below: There are many types of bunionectomy procedures of which a cheilectomy is one type. ...Read more

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Podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for cheilectomy?

Podiatrist: Surgical podiatrists generally do a higher volume of these surgeries and therefore have more experience. ...Read more

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

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

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 more

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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?

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

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How long does it take to heal from a cheilectomy with microfractures of my mtp joint?

How long does it take to heal from a cheilectomy with microfractures of my mtp joint?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

???: Assuming you are recovering from the surgery with a bandage, you should wait until it isfully removed. I really do not see any reason why you can't get pedicures after foot surgery. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the preffered first line of treatment for a toe with arthritis, limited mobility, and no cartilage in the joint: a cheilectomy or a MTP fusio?

What is the preffered first line of treatment for a toe with arthritis, limited mobility, and no cartilage  in the joint: a cheilectomy or a MTP fusio?

Great toe: Treatment depends upon amount of damage to the articular surface .. Fusion of mtp is a bigger surgery , and is necessary if the joint Has a lot of wear . It is very effective towards resolving the pain you have . A cheilectomy which removes bone spurs is unlikely to help in the face of significant joint wear ...Read more

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I had Cheilectomy 7/29/15 never got full motion. In pain when walking to long & whole foot from toe to heel hurts after 2 hours. What now?Go to ortho?

I had Cheilectomy 7/29/15 never got full motion. In pain when walking to long & whole foot from toe to heel hurts after 2 hours. What now?Go to ortho?

NOT NORMAL: Something's going on. I would return to your original surgeon. Probably new x-rays. Maybe a CT scan or MRI if indicated. If you're not happy after that, a 2nd opinion may be warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a UTI and they are painful with a capital p?

What to do if I have a UTI and they are painful with a capital p?

See your doctor.: Your physician will usually prescribe a course of oral antibiotics and if it is painful Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is sometimes used for pain when voiding. Assuming it is a UTI. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get partials?

Not normally: If the partials are made right, fitted correctly and adjusted as needed, they are not painful. Many peoplwe wear them for years and trhey become a part of them. Partials can be all plastic or plastic and metal, but either type can be very comfortable after an initial period of adjustments and getting used to them. ...Read more

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Is getting a cystocopy painful ?

Cystoscopy: Most often i perform diagnostic cystoscopies in the office with a fiber-optic flexible scope under local anesthesia. Very few people find this significantly uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is Tzeitse syndrome always painful?

Is Tzeitse syndrome always painful?

Likely: I am sorry you are experiencing Tietze's syndrome (aka Costochondritis with swelling). But sadly Tietze's syndrome is usually painful, and the only treatment is symptom control. I would advise you visit an Urgent Care clinic/ER when experiencing these episodes and tell the doc you have a history of Tietze's syndrome so that they can tell the difference from a Heart Attack and your condition. ...Read more

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How to let go of a painful childhood?

How to let go of a painful childhood?

Seek help: At 37if you are still having problems that trace back to your childhood, it's not a situation you can deal with by yourself. Please ask your family physician to refer you to a qualified mental health therapist for the kind of support and care that will help you. Support is just a phone call away. ...Read more