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.