In this video we discuss Big Toe Arthritis and the advanced treatment options available to our patients.
Our nationally recognized physicians are at the forefront of the treatment for Hallux Limiuts (Arthritis of the Great Toe Joint). Our doctors helped develop the leading implant for great toe arthritis and teach surgeons across the country how to perform this procedure.
If joint fusion is necessary, rest assure, our success rate is over 99%. This is in part to the innovative technique that was developed with the help of UFAI physicians. This allows for weight to be placed immediately on the foot versus the norm of 6-8 weeks!
Spur removal surgery, the "after" picture taken immediately following surgery.
Decompression Osteotomy, the "after" picture was taken 6 weeks post-op.
Before and after x-rays of a Hemi joint implant used for arthritis in the great toe joint. The arthritis in the great toe joint has been removed and an implant has been placed to act as a spacer, allowing for pain-free motion.
In this decompression osteotomy procedure, bone cuts are made to shorten the 1st metatarsal and thereby decompress the great toe joint. Notice the increased joint space in the great toe joint that is present after the procedure.
In this decompression procedure, bone cuts are made to shorten the 1st metatarsal and thereby decompress the great toe joint. Joint spurs are also removed during this procedure. Notice the removal of the bone spur on top of the great toe joint.
In sever cases of big toe arthritis, the toe joint is fused to maintain correct position and relieve pain. Metallic screws allow for decreased recovery time.
Through fusion of the great toe joint, the joint is realigned and pain eliminated.