Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Cheilectomy

This surgical procedure is used to help relieve symptoms of hallux rigidus by removing bony growths on top of the big toe's main joint. This procedure improves joint movement and is most successful in patients with less severe arthritis.

What is a cheilectomy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a cheilectomy, including preparation, removal of bony growths, end of procedure and after care. The incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks after the surgery, however, therapy exercises will be recommended to improve toe flexibility.