First Metatarsal osteoarthritis can be a very painful condition. Patients often experience stiffness, clicking or grinding of the big toe. Many times this has occurred following trauma to the big toe, like a turf toe injury or can be wear and tear with activities.
There are many different treatment options available for great toe arthritis. One of the newest options is Cartiva. Cartiva is a new FDA approved synthetic cartilage implant. Cartiva shows some promising results and could become a great alternative to fusion of the toe.
Most patients experience a substantial reduction in pain and improved range of motion with Cartiva. Right now Cartiva is the only FDA PMA approved cartilage-like biomaterial for treatment of MTP osteoarthritis. If you are looking for a great alternative to fusion and have pain and swelling and live in Issaquah, Bellevue, Seattle, Kirkland or Maply Valley contact our office to see if Cartiva is right for you. Tel: 425-391-8666