New Choices For Arthritis in the Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)

The treatment of hallux rigidus arthritis has evolved in recent years and new procedures are now available. Patients now have the possibility of minimally invasive treatments, fluid therapy, hemiarthroplasty, and total arthroplasty.
Hemiarthroplasty is an alternative to joint fusion. It provides for superior range of motion, and may be a better choice for some patients. The ultimate durability of the implants is not yet fully understood.
Total toe replacement is another alternative to fusion that is best suited to a a less active person. The damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with a specially designed implant.





If you would like more information on how these treatments may help you with your particular health concerns, please contact our office.