Cartiva Joint Replacement Orange County
Treating arthritis in the big toe joint with the Cartiva Joint replacement is revolutionary.
What can I expect after Cartiva Joint Replacement Surgery?
Patients can walk right after surgery
You can drive the next day
Physical therapy should be started in 1-2 weeks after surgery
There is minimal pain
Joint motion is maintained
Should I have my joint replaced or fused?
The advantage of a replacement is that you can maintain joint range of motion
Healing time is much faster than a traditional fusion
You do not need to be off your feet, walk the same day
If the surgery fails, can I still have my joint fused?
Yes, the advantage of this implant is that no bridges are burned
Should there still be pain, a fusion can always be done
How is the Cartiva Joint Replacement Surgery done?
There are videos on my page that show how an implant is placed
The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes to perform
What type of anesthesia is needed?
I usually do this under a light sedation anesthesia
The patient does not hear or feel anything during the surgery
How do I schedule my surgery?
We have offices in Huntington Beach, Irvine and Orange
Last Updated 09-24-2018