In the picture, three points are rounded along which the directions of static load of the foot are formed. The previously mentioned metatarsophalangeal joint of the thumb (MTF joint) is rounded in red.
In the most severe cases, surgical treatment is applied, which includes “stiffening” of the joint (arthrodesis), after which you completely lose the range of motion and functionality in the big toe.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING ARTIFICIAL CARS?
The biggest advantage of artificial cartilage is its durability, which eliminates the possibility of rejection by our body. The indication for the implantation of artificial cartilage is the advanced stage of arthrosis, in which the articular cartilage is destroyed. Artificial cartilage Cartiva is used to treat arthritic changes of the big toe, but also the hand. So, instead of “stiffening” the thumb, it is now possible to preserve mobility after this type of intervention
As an institution that always keeps pace with the latest medical trends, we are the first in this part of Europe to offer you a simple and long-term effective solution for you – the installation of artificial cartilage CARTIVA.
Artificial cartilage is made from a biocompatible, durable, slippery organic polymer, which behaves similarly to natural cartilage. The material is the same as that of contact lenses and mimics the natural characteristics of the joint.
Using special tools and techniques, artificial cartilage is implanted. It has a smooth surface and withstands loads well. It stays in place without the use of cement or glue, and the whole process takes 25-35 minutes.
The first such cartilage in mid-January 2020. implanted in the thumb of a 78-year-old patient a surgical team led by the director of the Ribnjak Polyclinic, Dr. med. Milan Milošević,