Arthritis of the big toe is very common in our community across all ages and activity levels. The joint involved is called the 1st metatarso-phalangeal Joint. Arthritis is a loss of normal cartilage. Cartiva is a relatively new Synthetic Cartilage Implant. It has physical properties that are very similar to normal cartilage.
The most reliable procedure for arthritis has always been a fusion. A fusion of the joint is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ operation.