Hemi Joint Replacement

 

a hemi implant which is constructed of titanium

A hemi implant which is constructed of titanium

Preoperative template

A preoperative x-ray of a patient with a painful arthritic great toe joint that also has a significant bunion deformity

Postoperative x-ray following insertion of a hemi great toe implant

a hemi implant which is constructed of titanium

A hemi great toe joint implant inserted during surgery

Preparation Xray showing deformity

A preoperative x-ray of a patient with a painful arthritic great toe joint

A lateral postoperative
x-ray of that patient demonstrating the movement of the great toe joint after insertion of the hemi implant which would allow the patient to wear most types of shoes

Postoperative x-ray of patient with 2 small screws

A postoperative x-ray of that patient in which a Austin bunionectomy was performed to reduce the bunion and fixated with screws and a hemi implant inserted to maintain some joint motion and eliminate great toe joint pain