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Cheilectomy surgery for Hallux Limitus

Posted by JohnV on 3/11/03 at 08:40 (112522)

If anyone has had the cheilectomy surgery, could they let me know how it went. I have hallux limitus in both feet and am considering the surgery.

Also, could someone recommend a good surgeon in the Washington DC area.

Many thanks,


Re: Cheilectomy surgery for Hallux Limitus

Ed Davis, DPM on 3/11/03 at 14:26 (112563)


Hallux limitus is divided into 4 stages, based on the severity of joint changes. Cheilectomy is effective for stage 1 and 2 but not stages 3 and 4. Choice of procedure can be as important as chosing your surgeon.