Hallux rigidus is a common cause of foot pain involving the hallux; however, the etiology is yet to be elucidated. There are many different treatments that have been described, including cheilectomy. Taking too much bone can cause joint instability and altered joint mechanics, whereas taking too little bone may not relieve pain. We present a reliable, safe, and reproducible technique for cheilectomy in the hallux rigidus.

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