Cartiva implant

Fifi
Fifi Member Posts: 2
edited 31. Oct 2019, 16:41 in Living with arthritis
Hi, I’ve been told I’m an ideal candidate for a cartiva implant in my big toe joint. I really need to keep movement in my toe as I am a primary school teacher and I am constantly moving and often spend time on my knees or the floor. I am also still fairly young and want to continue to wear high heels (I know it’s a bit vain). Can anybody tell me if they have had this surgery and how it’s been? Thank you

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Fifi, welcome to the forum!

    I am sorry to hear you have been having difficult time but it’s good to see you are working with your medical team to consider potential treatment options.

    As this is a rather specialist area, I recommend making an appointment with your doctor to talk through your concerns and gain a better understanding of the likely outcomes from the surgery. Having said that, this forum is a great place to learn from the experiences of our members and the advice they share will no doubt help you prepare a list of questions to speak to your doctor about.

    In the meantime, I have provided a foot & ankle fact sheet from the Versus Arthritis website. It doesn’t contain any information on cartiva implants specifically but you may find some of tips useful.

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/osteoarthritis-oa-of-the-foot-and-ankle/

    Please join in any of the forums where you feel comfortable and let us know how you get on.

    Best Wishes,
    Alice
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi. Please forgive me for being brief. I've just waved my family goodbye after feeding them and I'm shattered :lol:

    I've never heard anyone mention this on these forums so I did a search and only one other person has ever mentioned it. Her op wasn't successful.

    So I had a Google and this was the result from the reliable NCBI site https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31195830 . Personally I'd give it a wide berth.
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