Do I need Cartiva Surgery?
If pain and stiffness persist and standard treatment such as footwear, injections and orthotics do not improve your symptoms, you may need to consider big toe surgery. The surgery will be the only way to eliminate the pain.
When you consult a foot surgeon, they will take into consideration the deformity on your feet, your age, and the level of your activity before deciding on surgery, administering the Cartiva procedure to your big toe.
What is Cartiva Surgery?
Cartiva surgery is a synthetic cartilage implant. It’s designed to replace your damaged cartilage. The new implant consists of durable, biocompatible and slippery organic polymer that has the same functionalities to natural cartilage.
Cartiva implant surgery doesn’t carry the risk of bacterial or viral infection. It’s designed to withstand loading and reduce any chances of systematic irritation.
After the Cartiva surgery, there is no bone healing required. This is as opposed to fusion surgery, Cartiva surgery does not have a long recovery time. The patients can enjoy their lifestyle as they start their recovery process.
The surgery is quick and safe. Cartiva procedure takes approximately 4535 minutes. Dr Kim (Specialist Podiatric Surgeon in Brisbane and the Gold Coast) will replace your damaged cartilage with a new Cartiva synthetic cartilage implant.
Cartiva Surgery has had great success in America since July 2016. The procedure has recorded a 97% success rate.
It was introduced to Australia by Dr Kim and since July 2019 has performed 6 of these surgeries with a 100% success rate.
In the level 1 study, the Cartiva synthetic cartilage implant increases big toe motion by 175% while reducing the pain by 97%. After a Cartiva implant procedure, you will be back to walking and enjoying a pain-free lifestyle – you will feel young again.
How Long Will the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant Last?
A lifetime. You can also remove or replace the Cartiva implant whenever you wish without any complication.
Cartiva is designed to last a lifetime and there have not been cases in the literature reported that patients require replacement of Cartiva yet.
Get Your Life Back Today
If your big toe is holding back your life, it’s time to seek treatment.