A cheilectomy is an operation to remove extra bone that forms on the top of the big toe, which may cause pain and restricted movement of the joint.

Cheilectomy is surgically used to treat Hallux Rigidus (or a stiff big toe) a condition often caused by arthritis at the base of the big toe. For the vast majority of patients with less severe arthritis, a cheilectomy is very successful at reducing symptoms.