Pain Relief Comparison of Hemiarthroplasty, Total Toe Replacement, & Fusion
The typical pain relief following First Toe joint replacement procedures and fusion are summarized in Figure 4. The highest agreement for an excellent to very good rating was achieved by Total Toe Arthroplasty (94%), followed by HemiCAP DF (80%), and fusion (72%).
Figure 4: Post Operative Pain Relief Ratings
Surgeons were asked to rate postoperative pain relief for three different procedures including hemiarthroplasty, total toe replacement and joint fusion. Answers for joint replacement procedures were specific to the Toe HemiCAP® System, whereas fusion ratings were non-specific and based on various fusion techniques.