Arthrosurface for Big Toe Arthritis

Updated 3/18/2021
Julie had arthrosurface surgery at UFAI, hear what she has to say.

Arthrosurface implant surgery is a virtually painless technique that will have you back in a regular shoe in 10 days.

 

It used to be that great toe joint pain and hallux rigidus were difficult to treat and had limited options. In most cases of moderate to severe arthritis of the big toe joint, a fusion of the joint was the only option, which meant limited types of shoes and no high heels.

 

The physicians at University Foot and Ankle Institute use the Arthrosurface procedure to relieve big toe pain whenever possible.

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Why Arthrosurface is a better treatment option for hallux rigidus

Arthrosurface is a metal partial joint replacement that has a quicker recovery than other great toe surgeries and allows pain relief and motion in the joint. UFAI’s patients are on their feet immediately and in a sandal just days post-procedure.

 

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The Arthrosurface procedure replaces the area of missing cartilage at the head of the metatarsal with a titanium implant so the joint alignment and function stay intact and essentially normal. This treatment has proven to be quite successful with cartilage degeneration of the big toe and ankle.  

 

The result: our doctors are able to retain your joint’s natural range of motion with this outpatient procedure. With UFAI’s years of experience in the research and use of this procedure, our patients often experience immediate relief.

 

Since the first use of Arthrosurface a decade ago, about 40,000 patients have received a joint replacement in their knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, and hip. We strongly believe that some of those younger patients could have had a better experience with Arthrosurface’s innovative patient-matched geometries, which allow joints to be restored to their natural curvatures.

 

Our goal is to provide early intervention in the joint where your condition originates and have found that Arthrosurface can be a great way to save more of our patient’s natural bone.

 

 

How University Foot and Ankle Institute leads the way

You can trust physicians at the University Foot and Ankle Institute to accurately assess your condition and provide a remedy that has both a near- and long-term solutions. That’s why we are regarded as the premier group of foot specialists in Southern California.

 

We realize that you rely on our decades of combined experience to develop effective foot therapy that returns the joy of activity, whether it is all-out sports or simply a stroll around the park. We also understand when advanced therapies may likely be ineffective and poor use of your health care dollars.

 

If you’re suffering from foot pain and have not gotten adequate relief or care, or need an independent second opinion, please contact us today to set up an appointment for a consultation.

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  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Director of University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Dr Bob Baravarian, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Dr. Bob Baravaria DPM, FACFAS is a Board-Certified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Specialist. He is currently a member of UCLA Medical Group, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Santa Monica/UCLA medical center and Orthopedic Hospital, and an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of University Foot and Ankle Institute.

     

    Dr. Baravarian has been involved in athletics his entire life and played competitive tennis in high school and college. He has an interest in sports medicine, arthritis therapy, and trauma/reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. He is also fluent in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Farsi, and Hebrew),

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