Introducing Silktoe: A Revolutionary Solution for Toe Pain and Deformity

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At Poliklinika Ribnjak, we are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for various orthopedic conditions. We are excited to introduce a new service based on the innovative Silktoe medical device, which is designed to alleviate pain and reduce toe deformity in patients suffering from severe forms of arthritis.

Toe pain and deformity can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, limiting their ability to perform daily activities and enjoy an active lifestyle. Common causes of these issues include hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), rheumatoid arthritis, and arthritis in abducted hallux valgus (bunion).

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Additionally, previous surgeries or injuries can result in painful or unstable joints, destroyed joint surfaces, and limited or ankylosed (fused) joints.
Traditional treatments for these conditions often involve conservative measures such as orthotics, physical therapy, and pain management. However, in severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to restore joint function and alleviate pain. This is where the Silktoe medical device comes into play.

The Silktoe is a small, flexible device made of silicone that is designed to replace the joint at the base of your big toe, known as the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1). This joint is essential for the up-and-down movement of your toe, called dorsiflexion.

The device has a soft, cushiony body that fits into the space where your damaged joint used to be, allowing your toe to move more naturally. It also has two small metal rings made of a titanium alloy, which help to secure the device to the bones on either side of the joint – the phalanx (toe bone) and the metatarsal head (foot bone). These rings ensure that the Silktoe stays in place and provides a smooth, comfortable interface between the device and your bones.

By replacing the damaged joint with the Silktoe, patients can experience a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in the overall function of their big toe.

One of the main benefits of the Silktoe is its ability to reduce pain and correct toe deformities. The device is designed to fit perfectly within the bones of your big toe, ensuring proper alignment and a comfortable fit. This is achieved through the device’s unique shape, which adapts to the natural contours of your toe bones. By restoring the proper positioning of the joint, the Silktoe helps alleviate pain and improve the overall appearance of your toe.

Another significant advantage of the Silktoe is its ability to improve movement in your big toe. The device features a special hinge that mimics the natural bending motion of your toe. This allows you to regain a more natural range of motion, making it easier to walk, run, and participate in various activities without discomfort. With the Silktoe, you can enjoy increased mobility and a more active lifestyle, free from the limitations imposed by toe pain and deformity.

Moreover, the Silktoe is made of biocompatible materials, eliminating the chance of rejection by the body. The silicone spacer and titanium alloy grommets are well-tolerated by the human body, ensuring a safe and long-lasting solution for patients suffering from severe forms of arthritis.
At Poliklinika Ribnjak, our skilled orthopedic surgeons are trained in the implantation of the Silktoe device, ensuring optimal results for our patients. If you are experiencing toe pain or deformity due to arthritis or other conditions, we encourage you to consult with our specialists to determine if the Silktoe is the right solution for you.

Don’t let toe pain and deformity hold you back any longer. With the Silktoe, you can take a step towards a more comfortable, active, and pain-free life. Contact Polyclinic Ribnjak today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this revolutionary treatment option

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