For more information on surgical techniques, please see American Podiatric Medical Association site, Scanner site, Foot Doctors.
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This is an arthritic condition of the large toe joint and may be caused by trauma, faulty biomechanics, gout and some types of arthritis.

As with the bunion procedures, there are a number of surgical solutions, and these include re-shaping of the joint, the use of silastic or titanium joints, cheilectomy (shaving of the top of the bone), removal of a small piece of bone only, usually reserved for the senior patients (Kellers) and occasionally fusion (stiffening of the joint).

It is important to commence exercises early and you will be given full instructions about these, as well as a strap to assist in restricted movement.

Physiotherapy may also be recommended.