If the nonsurgical treatments for hallux rigidus are not working, then surgery can be considered. When the arthritis is in the early phase and is located at the top of the joint as a bone spur, then this spur can be removed. This procedure is called a cheilectomy. When the arthritis is more severe and the joint cartilage is completely worn away, the joint needs to be fused or locked in place to prevent painful motion.

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