cheilectomy


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Related to cheilectomy: hallux rigidus

chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tō-mē),
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]

cheilectomy

or

chilectomy

(kī-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. The chiseling away of bony irregularities on the lips of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.

cheilectomy

[kīlek′təmē]
surgical removal of irregular surfaces in the lining of a joint.

chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tŏ-mē)
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]

cheilectomy

Surgical removal of part of the lip, as for a suspected cancer.

cheilectomy

; chilectomy excision of joint margin bony irregularities to increase range of available joint movement and prevent joint movement pain, e.g. reduction of medial or dorsal bony eminence at first metatarsal head during surgical correction of hallux abductovalgus/rigidus
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In August 2006, the patient agreed to undergo a modified Mann's cheilectomy applied to MTP-2.
30) The cheilectomy, or removal of bony irregularities from the lip of a joint (cheilos is lip in Greek), eliminates diseased and impinged bone, preserves metatarsal length, and allows for increased dorsiflexion at the MTP-1 joint without repositioning or fixation of the remaining metatarsal (as in an osteotomy), thus reducing the risk of arthrosis.
We recognize that our treatment of one patient's Freiberg's disease with the modification of Mann's cheilectomy does not validate the approach.
6,7) Cheilectomy has had some success, but results are better with less severe hallux rigidus.
Lau JT, Daniels TR: Outcomes following cheilectomy and interpositional arthroplasty in hallux rigidus.
Doctors have said there is a small chance the cheilectomy could even accelerate the arthritis.
He consulted with three doctors this summer and got three disparate recommendations: do nothing (and rely solely on therapy and medication), undergo the cheilectomy or undergo a dual surgery that also would involve cutting into the bone and inserting a pin.
Though it will lessen the pain, there is at least a small chance the cheilectomy will accelerate the arthritis, doctors have advised O'Neal.
Rogers said Shaq is back in Los Angeles and will have the cheilectomy as soon as he completely recovers, probably within two weeks.