Jalgaon doctor gets hydrogel big toe implant

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

PUNE: Arthritis in his big toe (hallux) kept a 52-year-old Jalgaon doctor away from playing badminton for about eight years. “I look forward to resume my favourite sport now,” the Jalgaon doctor said. “When it comes to the traditional joint fusion surgery for the big toe, it causes the loss of motion. Other team of doctors included Selene Parekh, Rob Holloway, Bonnie Chen, Danny Scott and Malhar Dave. Besides, the previous traditional implants for big toe had high complication rates and they often didn’t last beyond seven years,” the doctors added.The new implant, made of the same substance used in contact lenses, was first used in Canada and has now become a worldwide practice.“The new implant gives a near normal full range of motion.

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