Hello and welcome to the BayCare Clinic
Minute. Today we’re talking about big toe joint replacement – Dr. DeVries.
Hey thanks Femi. Big toe joint replacement can be done for patients
that have arthritis along their big toe joint, usually people have pain and
swelling the locking difficult time moving their big toe around. Usually some
from some type of trauma even stubbing their toe years ago. Previously we had a
couple options available for us either simple operation where we removed the
spur, this wasn’t great for a very arthritic joints or procedure where we
would screw the joints together. Now it has worked very well but the limited all the
motion that they had. There’s now a new replacement called a cart Eva synthetic
joint replacement where we can go in restore the cartilage restore the motion
and still allow people even with badly arthritic joints to get back and keep
some of the motion that they had before. It’s a relatively new operation. Recovery
however is relatively quick. People are able to walk on it immediately usually
in a boot or a surgical shoe and back to regular shoes as quick as two weeks. All
right, great information. Thank you that’s our time, we’ll see you again soon.