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The Cartiva® implant is a mainly water-based implant made out of the same material as contact lenses and is used in the treatment of big toe arthritis. It was originally considered to be a revolutionary procedure and showed promising results after it was approved by the FDA. The implant is placed in the big toe joint with a small hole that is drilled into the metatarsal head. The implant is pressed fit into the hole and acts similar to regular cartilage, allowing motion of the joint. The procedure is extremely easy to perform and reproducible in the operating room
Big toe arthritis affects about 2.2 million in the U.S.. As the arthritis deteriorates bone, a person develops an extremely painful bone-on-bone painful rubbing of the bones. This condition can be surgically treated with fusion surgery or a Cartiva® SCI (Synthetic Cartilage Implant) implant, which acts like a cushion to prevent the bone-on-bone pain.
The problem with the Cartiva® implant is that surgeons have been seeing far less successful results from the surgery than those noted in studies. Surgery failures have been rising drastically due to the implant slipping into the bone, a process referred to as subsidence. The implant would be left 2-3mm out from the surface of the bone during surgery, but the implant would then sink into the bone as early as the first visit post-surgery. The failures of this procedure are causing many complications and symptoms including, but not limited to:
According to the University Foot and Ankle Institute, about 50% of all Cartiva® implants have failed and most surgeons have stopped recommending the procedure altogether. In addition, a recent retrospective review of 64 Cartiva® SCI procedures by Cedars Sinai Medical Center showed a higher level of patient dissatisfaction with implant outcomes than was seen in Cartiva’s® Motion clinical trial.
If you or a loved one have had a Cartiva® implant inserted into their toe; you need to speak up! You might be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t suffer in silence. Fill out a no-cost claim review to see if you are eligible to receive compensation. – complete the free and easy claim review form today.