Toe fusions are known to reduce pain in the joint, however, after a toe fusion the patient is no longer able to move or bend the joint, which can affect everyday activities like walking and balancing.
The synthetic cartilage implant surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It reduces pain and also allows patients to retain movement in the big toe joint. Recent research studies have shown that the reduction in pain is similar in both toe fusion and synthetic implant surgery.
Additionally, synthetic cartilage implant surgery allows the patient to walk on the foot much sooner. With no cast required, the patient can bear weight on the foot almost immediately.
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