n. surgical removal of a part of the lip; operation to remove a bony lump on the lips of a joint cavity (such as on the top of the big toe) that obstructs movements of the joint

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • cheilectomy — chei·lec·to·my (ki lekґtə me) [cheil + ectomy] 1. excision of a lip. 2. the operation of chiseling off the irregular bony edges of a joint cavity that interfere with motion …   Medical dictionary

  • cheilectomy — n. a surgical procedure involving the removal of osteophytes from around a degenerate joint to regain further range of motion. It is commonly performed in degenerative arthritis of the big toe (see hallux rigidus) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cheilectomy, chilectomy — 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. ektome, excision] …   Medical dictionary

  • hallux rigidus — painful stiffness and enlargement of the metatarsophalangeal joint, at the base of the big toe, resulting from osteoarthritis. Unlike hallux valgus, men are more commonly affected than women. Conservative treatment is often successful, but in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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