A list of the most frequently asked questions with easy to understand answers.
There have been no changes in design or materials used since 2000.
Hallux Rigidus / Arthritis of the big toe
Yes but not before the HV deformity has been corrected
Denmark, UK & Germany
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Prof. Hakon Kofoed, Prof. Martinus Richter, Mr Patrick Laing and Mr. Chris Walker
Yes, Once trained
Yes, the company provides training and ongoing support to all surgeons using ROTOglide™
13 at the moment
UK – Multi & Single centres
Denmark – Single centres
Germany – Single centres
Overall 94.65% for up to 20 years.
15 year Kaplan-Meier: 91.2%
Yes with a wide range of sizes with option to mix & match
Up to 45 minutes depending on the surgeon’s experience
Yes, but not recommended
Recovery is variable based on many factors. The typical recovery time is between 2 and 4 months.
Yes. For further details, please visit the Post Surgery & Exercise page on the Patient’s section of the website
Not difficult, but surgeon requires training
Recommend assisted walking on day of surgery
Variable between 2 to 4 months
Yes but variable. Use common sense and limit the time in heels in the early days
Scarring varies but tends to be minimal and diminishes over time
Certainly such as tennis, golf etc., but strenuous high impact sporting activities is not advised.
Reduced Range of Motion, Sesamoiditis, Pain
Off-label implantation, sesamoiditis, refusal to follow post-op exercise regime.
Details available on request. Please contact us.
This is the only total MTP joint implant that allows constant adaption of the great toe towards the ground surface under stable conditions due to the rotation between the phalangeal implant and the meniscus.
ROTOglide offers a practical and well-tested alternative to fusion for those patients wishing to maintain movement in their arthritic great toe.
The only total joint replacement with positive evidence regarding function and clinical outcome