It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 2
LCovi HB User
Cheilectomy, 2nd & 3rd metatarsal osteotomy

In one week, I've having foot surgery to address the pain in the ball of my foot/toes. The procedure planned is Left First MTP Cheilectomy, and 2nd & 3rd distal metatarsal osteotomy. Has anyone experienced this surgery? Any tips or suggestions for a smooth recovery?
I'm nervous!

Old 05-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 15,183
Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
Re: Cheilectomy, 2nd & 3rd metatarsal osteotomy

As long as you have an experienced ortho those are fairly straight forward procedures. I've only had the cheilectomy with osteotomy on both great toes - nothing on any of the other toe joints - so can't address that. My left was done about 9 years ago and the right one one year ago. Both went very well. Recovery totally uneventful. Don't recall how long before dancing and jogging with the first one but last year i had it done on June 15 and went to a dance on August 5 with no pain, no issues at all.

Good luck and follow all the post op instructions. And take the pain meds for the first few days for sure....honestly - it can hurt like you know what if you don't!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added


roxygirl1 (187), Zerk (137), Titchou (136), Missyluke (121), Hollywood48 (121), ginger62 (100), LadyKanner (97), LisaBdot (83), AdkLizard46 (55), janewhite1 (52)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1182), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (913), Titchou (862), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (760), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!