Hallux limitus/rigidus treatments
When orthotic devices prove ineffective, Hallux limitus must be treated surgically. A cheilectomy will be performed to remove the bony growth(s). An osteotomy will sometimes be required to decompress the joint. In advanced cases (Hallux rigidus), prosthetic implants can be used to replace the arthritic joint and restore motion. Arthrodesis (bone fusion) is sometimes recommended as the most effective and lasting treatment.