Cartiva Implant Toe Surgery

Cartiva implant toe surgery replaces damaged cartilage surface with a revolutionary implant.

Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) is a revolutionary implant that is designed to replace the damaged cartilage surface. Cartiva SCI is made from polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a material that has been used in a number of medical device applications for more than 20 years. Through a proprietary manufacturing process, Cartiva SCI is designed to mimic the properties of natural cartilage. Cartiva SCI has been approved for use outside the United States since 2002 and is now available in Europe, Canada, Turkey, and Brazil. Over 3,000 implants have been used to date.

Cartiva Surgery with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Clearpoint Health’s private medical clinics for Cartiva implant toe surgery. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience. You have options for private healthcare in Canada with Clearpoint Health, so you can expedite your Cartiva implant toe surgery. We’re a network of private medical clinics across Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

#103 – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4

Reasons for Cartiva implant toe surgery

  • Pain in the joint when you are active, especially as you push-off on the toes when you walk
  • Swelling around the joint
  • A bump, like a bunion or a callus, that develops on the top of the foot
  • Stiffness in the great toe and an inability to bend it up or down

What to expect with Cartiva Surgery

During a simple outpatient procedure lasting approximately 45 minutes, your surgeon exposes the MTP joint by making a small, 4-5cm incision. After removing any bone spurs, the damaged cartilage on the metatarsal head is removed and replaced with a press-fitted Cartiva SCI implant to provide a smooth, load-bearing joint surface. Unlike a fusion procedure, you may begin weight-bearing immediately as tolerated. Likewise, some range of motion exercises should begin immediately to avoid stiffness. Many patients achieve relief from their arthritis symptoms immediately after the procedure, but normal soft tissue pain or discomfort may persist beyond four to ten weeks as the wounds heal after surgery.

Next steps: Book your Cartiva surgery consultation

If you are ready to discuss your Cartiva toe surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation from our private medical clinics today. To discover your healthcare options, your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications