Total Hinge Joint Implant Replacement

Shows a great toe joint in which the most of the normal cartilage that covers the joint surface has been lost

 

This is how we utilize an acetate sheet that contains the actual sizes of the various total hinge implants so it can be placed over the patients preoperative x-rays prior to surgery to determine which implant will work best for that patient and how much of the joint needs to be removed

 

The total implant in place in the great toe

 

An x-ray after total hinge implant surgery after 3 months