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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.