Hallux rigidus correction with cheilectomy

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What is Hallux Rigidus Correction with Cheilectomy?

Hallux rigidus correction with cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that relieves pain caused by the deterioration of the big toe joint. This condition affects the big toe joint in which the joint loses range of motion and is painful when flexing or extending the toe.

Why Would I Get Hallux Rigidus Correction with Cheilectomy?

The procedure is recommended if conservative treatment such as injections and medications cannot reduce the inflammation and pain. Furthermore, if activities such as walking is painful, the patients may benefit from the procedure.

What Happens During Hallux Rigidus Correction with Cheilectomy?

During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision near the joint and then take away any bone spurs that are pressuring the joint. Any other cartilage or boney material that might be obstructing the joint will be removed as well.

What to Expect After Hallux Rigidus Correction with Cheilectomy?

After the procedure, patients will be advised to use crutches or a walking aid for a few weeks. During this time, the patient will also need to wear a surgical boot, and need to keep their foot elevated to reduce swelling. Physical therapy may also be necessary to ensure full return of function and range of motion of the toe.

Conclusion

Hallux rigidus correction with cheilectomy is a surgical procedure designed to reduce pain and improve the range of motion of the big toe. While patients can usually return to their daily activities within a few weeks of the procedure, they will also need to undergo physical therapy as well.

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