Many people suffer from chronic post-traumatic osteoarthritic condition of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). This is known as the great toe joint. The joint itself is rigid and limited in motion and this causes pain with weight bearing. Surgical treatment involves removing the base of the big toe (arthritic joint) and replacing it with a titanium implant. The implant would be inserted into the base of the big toe and then allow the joint to function more normally; giving more motion.
Once the procedure is performed, patients are placed in a post- op shoe. Patients are immediately weight-bearing. Stitches are removed in 3 weeks. Full recovery is 6-8 weeks. Once stitches are removed, patients can go back into regular shoes depending on swelling.
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