? ABOUT DECOMPRESSION, OSTEOTOMY, CHEILECTOMY.

I had cheilectomy, osteotomy and decompression for hallux rigidus and a bunionette removal. I know that a cheilectomy is a joint preservation procedure. What all does this procedure entail? I now have a screw in my first metatarsal and a pin in my 5th metatarsal. I am healing up very nicely and quickly with minimal pain still moderate swelling and bruising as I am 3 weeks post op. My ? is when they perform this procedure do they cut the tendon to the big toe as I can no longer flex my big toe back however I can point my toe with some understandible stiffness. I notice my tendon showing when I flex my other foot however when I flex my repaired foot my big toe doesn't move. It has been very floppy as well. How am I ever going to be able to stand on my toes again or does this tendon regrow with the toe realigned in the proper position? Thanx.

Posted By KIM on July 28, 2002 at 03:56:24:

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