New Cartiva Implant

Updated 9/22/2016
Dr. Bob Baravarian on ABC News discussing the revolutionary treatment that offers joint flexibility for those suffering from toe arthritis.

The most common type of foot arthritis is at the base of the big toe. Traditional treatments involve replacing worn out cartilage with a metal implant or fusing bones together. These treatments don't always allow patients to regain full range of motion and can lead to a long recovery, but the FDA has approved a new way to keep the joint flexible.

 

Dr. Baravarian said, “toe arthritis can be caused by an injury or improper foot mechanics. When you step, your big toe handles up to about 50 percent of a person's body weight. After jamming the joint for years, overtime, you can develop arthritis of the joint."

 

But now, Dr. Baravarian can offer a new option: a synthetic cartilage implant that is very similar to cartilage in density and stiffness.

 

"We make a small drill hole in the bone, and then the implant is fitted into the bone," said Dr. Baravarian.

 

Patients have to wear a protective boot for about two weeks post surgery. But once the incision heals (usually about three weeks), they can go back to wearing regular shoes.

 

In recent FDA clinical trials, researchers reported an 80 percent success rate.

2632 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    I have always found Dr. Kelman to be the most knowledgable, kind, caring and interesting person. The staff is fantastic. When i...
    Brenda B.
  • GatherUp
    It was a good experience, I didn’t have to wait, Dr Feldman took the time to explain everything
    Nina R.
  • GatherUp
    Excellent care.
    Thank you.
    David E.
  • GatherUp
    Best Podiatrist I've ever seen.
    Seth H.
  • GatherUp
    I reallly like Dr. Kelman and will always go to him for my foot needs and maintenance
    Lyle G.
  • GatherUp
    All good
    Gail G.
  • GatherUp
    Never waited long. Sometimes I felt the doctor didn’t listen to me but the second appointment he finally did.
    Gail G.
  • GatherUp
    Courteous staff
    Knowledgeable doctor with pleasant personality
    Treated me successfully
    Sue D.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Feldman is the very,very BEST!
    Sandra M.
  • GatherUp
    Good not have been better Thanks!!
    Steven M.
Same Day Appointments
Now Available!

Or call 877-989-9110

24 hours a day, 7 days a week