Cartiva for Osteoarthritis

Pain in the big toe can have more of an impact on a person than one may think – especially since it can affect your ability to walk properly. For those suffering from osteoarthritis in the big toe joint, OCPBC offers Cartiva implant surgery. Our skilled surgeons recommend Cartiva as it is backed by the largest comprehensive study ever conducted for the treatment of this problem. Dr. Levin, Dr. Clancy, Dr. Roth, and Dr. Sardina of OCPBC can assist in finding the best solution with the least amount of pain and recovery time for your great toe arthritis.

The Benefits of Cartiva

Cartiva was perfected to relieve pain and help patients retain movement. Aside from preserving patients’ natural range of motion. Instead of fusion, the patient’s foot will be weight-bearing immediately following the procedure.

What Happens During the Cartiva Procedure?

The Cartiva SCI is made to replace the damaged cartilage surface of the big toe which is why the implant is placed into the bone in your big toe. First, your doctor will make a small (about 2 inch) incision in the skin over the top of your big toe joint. This will open the joint of your big toe. The doctor will use special tools to remove some bone to make a hole for the implant. The Cartiva SCI stays in place without the use of cement or glue. Finally, your doctor will close the skin with stitches. The Cartiva SCI implant provides a smooth, slippery, load-bearing surface. As a result, the Cartiva SCI may help relieve the pain and stiffness in your big toe caused by the worn cartilage.


As recommended by the makers of Cartiva, It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully when they provide instructions for recovery. You may begin putting weight on your toe as soon as you feel ready and are encouraged to begin exercises that move your joint immediately following surgery. Some patients may need the help of a physical therapist to help them walk more smoothly and without limping during your recovery and OCPBC can provide you with the best of the best.


All of our OCPBC specialist will have your best interest and time in mind. We pride our practice on attentive patient services and do our best to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. We invite you to visit any of our state-of-the-art facilities for all of your orthopedic needs. If you have sustained pain or discomfort and would like to inquire more information about the benefits of the Cartiva treatment, you can call OCPBC at 561-967-6500 or visit our website.