The best implant for big toe arthritis, backed by the longest, most comprehensive research
The big toe joint holds up 100% of your weight every time you step. That pressure can cause the cartilage in the joint to wear down, leading to painful big toe arthritis.
Over 2.2 Million people in the United States suffer from big toe joint arthritis. Patients with big toe joint arthritis can’t walk or run and have difficulty doing the things they love. Pain simply gets in the way.
Treatments have historically been limited to cortisone, which can also hurt cartilage and fusion procedures, limiting motion permanently.
The good news? There are treatment options that can help you move again.
The Difference Is Moving
Research shows the vast majority of patients prefer a solution that allows them to maintain their range of motion and activity level to that of a fusion, which permanently immobilizes the joint in a fixed position.
Time is cartilage; the earlier you are able to identify and address a problem, the higher the likelihood of an excellent outcome!
What is Cartiva® Synthetic Cartilage Implant?
Cartiva® Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) is an outpatient surgical procedure where your physician replaces the damaged cartilage in your big toe with a new synthetic cartilage that behaves like the natural cartilage of your big toe joint.
Cartiva® SCI is the only FDA approved option that safely and effectively reduces arthritis pain while also improving your toe’s range of motion.
Long Term Results: CARTIVA® SCI is proven to provide long-term pain reduction and increased foot mobility, with 97% reduction in pain demonstrated at almost six years post-procedure.
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Founded in 1917, San Mateo Podiatry Group is the San Francisco Peninsula’s Premier Foot and Ankle Specialty Practice, delivering a tradition of excellence in foot and ankle care.
Dr. Bill Metaxas and the Doctors of San Mateo Podiatry Group are Board Certified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons use the latest technology, proven research and experience to deliver great results for patients.
Our proven process delivers state of the art foot and ankle care to our clients, to help them become their best selves.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you are suffering from big toe joint arthritis, or if you’ve been diagnosed with big toe joint arthritis and are looking for a second opinion, contact us to schedule a consultation and to learn if Cartiva® is right for you!
Call 650-342-2420 to schedule your consultation today.