Hello deciding which person to have

Markp1273 Member Posts: 2
Hello my specialist has told me I need to have an operation on my toes for my arthritis and he has give me options of which op to have but having difficulty getting the info the ops are cheilectomy, Keller's,rota glide,and fusion I want to know which is the best in the long term as I just want to walk again with less pain don't mind how long recovery is just the long term fixing of things and the reliability of the operations would prefer it to be for a long time not something I would need to get done again in a few years I am a 43 year old man with osteo arthritis in my hips knees ankles and toes if that helps many thanks for all the help you can give me


  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,413
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Markp1273,

    Thank you for your post to the forum.

    It is not possible to say which of these surgeries would be most suited to you. One is not necessarily better than the other - it really is down to the individual. Your best bet is to speak to your specialist again in order to get their professional opinion on which is right for you. They should also be able to provide information on each of the procedures.

    People might be able to share their experiences of toe surgery if you post again on our 'Living with Arthritis' forum.

    Do feel free to call our freephone helpline (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) and we can talk things things through more thoroughly.

    Best wishes,

    Emma-Jane (Helpline Team)