What is cheilectomy?

Cheilectomy are:

  • - 1. Surgical removal of a portion of the lip
  • - 2. Cutting away of bony irregularities on the rim of a joint cavity.

A cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that removes bone spurs from the base of the big toe.
Patients with a condition called hallux rigidis, or arthritis of the big toe, have pain and stiffness in the big toe.
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