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Painful Is A Cheilectomy
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
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
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
Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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