The Difference is Data.

For many patients, pain and functional improvement may require at least three months.
Patients should be informed of this timeline to set realistic expectations.3

MAINTAINING TOE MOTION – EXPECTATION MANAGEMENT

  • The ability to bend the big toe generally returns to baseline within two weeks of CARTIVA® Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) surgery and continues to improve over the next two years post-surgery.1,3
  • The average patient’s (median) sports-related foot mobility returns to baseline by week six, and then continues to improve through year two.1

What to Expect: Recovery

Big toe arthritis occurs over time, and taking the time to recover properly is important to unlocking the benefits CARTIVA® SCI can provide. Optimal recovery could take 6 to 12 months, so be sure to discuss a recovery plan with your patient.3

SHORT-TERM EFFICACY

PAIN

Patients who received the CARTIVA® SCI reported clinically significant reductions in pain from baseline (VAS, 100 point scale).1

FUNCTION

Patients who received the CARTIVA® SCI reported improved foot and ankle function as measured by the FAAM Sport Scores from 6 weeks on.1

LONG-TERM EFFICACY

Continuous, sustained pain relief over time
Median reduction in pain at 5.8 years: 97%

Sports Ability
Substantial, sustained, long-term improvement in sports-related
foot mobility at 5.8 years

  1. Baumhauer JF, Singh D, Glazebrook M, et al. Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Centered Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant Versus First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Int. 2016;37(5):457-469.
  2. Glazebrook, M, Blundell C, O’Dowd D, et al. Midterm Outcomes of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant for the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint in Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Int. 2019;40(4):374-383.
  3. Baumhauer JF, Daniels T, Glazebrook M. New Technology in the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus with a Synthetic Cartilage Implant Hemiarthroplasty. Orthopedic Clinics. 2019 Jan 1;50(1):109-18.
  4. Data on file at Wright Medical.