Total Toe Replacement

Total Toe Replacement

Total Toe Replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the toe joint with an artificial joint or prosthesis. This artificial joint is made of metal, plastic, or ceramic and is designed to function like the natural toe joint. This procedure is usually performed on the big toe which is sometimes called the great toe or first toe.

What Is Total Toe Replacement?

There are several conditions that can lead to the need for a Total Toe Replacement. Osteoarthritis, bunions which are painful bony bumps on the outside of the foot, hallux rigidus or stiff big toe, fractures or injuries to the toe, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteonecrosis in which the bone dies due to a lack of blood are some of the causes of a painful toe joint.

In the past, a toe joint fusion where the joint of the toe is permanently fused was the surgical option for patients with severely painful great toes. Although this procedure is still right for some patients, the benefit of having a Total Toe Replacement is that the toe still moves freely. This allows for more natural movement of the foot and toes.

Total Toe Replacement
Total Toe Replacement

Why Use Us for Total Toe Replacement

Dr. Biles sees and treats patients with a wide array of foot conditions. He has been performing complex surgeries of the foot for decades with excellent results. Patients who have had this procedure report significantly less pain, stiffness, and swelling of the toe.

Total Great Toe Replacement can offer several benefits:

Pain Relief

This procedure can significantly reduce or eliminate the chronic pain associated with a damaged great toe joint, improving overall comfort.

Improved Mobility

Patients often experience enhanced mobility and flexibility in the toe, making it easier to walk, run, and engage in other activities.

Increased Quality of Life

By reducing pain and improving function, total great toe replacement can help patients return to their normal daily activities and enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Long-Term Solution

Modern prosthetic implants are designed to be durable, providing a lasting solution to great toe joint problems such as hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), injuries, rheumatoid arthritis and osteonecrosis.

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How We Can Help

How We Can Help

If you’re suffering from great toe pain and limited mobility, don’t let it hold you back any longer. Request an appointment today with Dr. Biles and his team. Call us at 307-578-1953 or contact us to discover how Total Toe Replacement can change your life. Our dedicated team is here to provide personalized care and support throughout your journey to recovery. Let us help you take the first step toward a pain-free, active future.

No referral from another doctor is needed for an appointment at Yellowstone Sports Medicine.