Cartiva Implant Surgery

What Is Cartiva Implant Surgery?

The CARTIVA® SCI, a molded cylindrical implant, is placed into the metatarsal head in the first metatarsophalangeal joint via press-fit implantation, using instruments specifically designed for placement of the device.

The CARTIVA® SCI instrumentation is used to drill an appropriately sized cavity in the metatarsal head and deploy the CARTIVA® SCI device into the prepared cavity. Joint resurfacing with CARTIVA® SCI is simple, does not require significant removal of healthy tissue, and typically results in nominal surgical trauma and rapid recovery.

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We offer the best, least invasive and least aggressive options to relieve your pain and symptoms so you can get back to the life you love. Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Foot & Ankle Care Center has convenient locations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake.