New Report Outlines Two Revision Cases to Arthrosurface HemiCAP

January 9, 2020

Patients Are Living Longer and More Active Lifestyles

Mamie, ToeMotion

Arthrosurface Patient (Mamie) who revised an unsuccessful synthetic cartilage implant to ToeMotion

More and more Hallux Rigidus (stiffness/arthritis of the big toe joint) patients are demanding solutions that not only relieve their pain, but also allow them to improve their range of motion. For this reason, synthetic cartilage implants became a popular solution among those physicians treating Hallux Rigidus. However, when these implants fail, patients and surgeons alike are seeking motion preserving solutions in lieu of the less desirable toe fusion as their revision choice. As each generation becomes increasingly active, patients are looking to avoid fusion surgeries that limit their range of motion and thus affect their lifestyles and activities.

Due to the increased number of synthetic cartilage implant failures, Dr. Lisa Klemeyer among others, are choosing to use a metatarsal hemiarthroplasty implant (HemiCAP; ToeMotion; Arthrosurface) to revise these patients. In the recent case report, Dr. Klemeyer documented her technique, considerations and outcomes for review.

Motion Preservation in Hallux Rigidus After Failure of Hydrogel Implantation: Treatment Considerations and a Report of 2 Cases

What Dr. Klemeyer and Carpenter Found:

“Revision to metatarsal hemiarthroplasty provided high patient satisfaction with substantial pain relief and improvement in ROM and function”

Cartiva Revision

HemiCAP DF w/ BOSS Screw

In September we launched the BOSS Toe Fixation System. Specifically designed for cases presenting with metaphyseal bone loss, it is intended to improve stabilization and provide patients with a motion-preserving alternative to toe fusion.

Use Arthrosurface First!

If you have not yet received a synthetic cartilage implant, but are suffering from Hallux Rigidus, the Arthrosurface toe implant systems may be the right first option for you. Our implant systems have a taper post (screw) that locks into the implant cap via morse taper. The taper post fixates into the bone eliminating the risk of any movement of the system. The Total Toe System combines our metatarsal implant (HemiCAP DF) with a component on the opposite side of the joint (phalangeal) should you have arthritis on both sides of the joint.

If you are suffering from Hallux Rigidus and are interested in the Arthrosurface Toe Implant Systems, please use our find the doctor tool to receive a list of surgeons in your area.

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4 responses to “New Report Outlines Two Revision Cases to Arthrosurface HemiCAP”

  1. chuck Summers says:

    Looking for a doctor in the Philadelphia area.( shoulder ) to perform the total shoulder resurfacing. Many years of pain REFUSE to go the conventional way. I had both my hips resurfaced 2 years ago by Thomas Gross in Columbia S.C. he was the BESTI was running 7 months later. Really in need of a shoulder guy. Chuck Summers

  2. Joanie Dotzman says:

    i am being told that the cartilage in my shoulder is gone. My labrum is torn and flapping around in my shoulder with 2 bone spurs that are causing havoc as well. Arthritis is really bad and the bicep tendon is hanging off the torn labrum. They told me I can get my shoulder cleaned out and that should relieve the pain – but I will be looking at a shoulder replacement next. Why would I do one surgery to then turn around to do another?

    Can you please give me some information regarding the arthrosurface procedure, how long is recovery time typically and would this help all of my issues with one surgery verses the 2 they are talking to me about?

    Additionally can you explain why I would choose Arthrosurface over replacement and visa versa?
    Lastly – can you recommend a shoulder surgeon in my area ( Lakewood Ranch, Fl, Sarasota, Fl, Bradenton, Fl )

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