Arthrosurface, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first ToeMotion total toe surgeries with Dr Carl Hasselman last week at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr Hasselman, who has been using the HemiCAP system for almost a decade now, combined the new phalangeal implants with the existing HemiCAP metatarsal implants to create a total toe joint restoration.

The ToeMotion total toe restoration system, co-designed by Arthrosurface, Dr San Giovanni from Doctor’s Hospital in Miami, Florida and Dr Hasselman, restores mobility and maintains native biomechanics using a dual curved HemiCAP DF implant and a new modular tray-style phalangeal implant with a threaded baseplate.

The fourth generation fixation components provide stable constructs on both sides of the joint.

Arthrosurface CEO Steve Ek said that the company expects the ToeMotion total toe system to be a game changer for those patients with arthritis of the first MTP joint.

"Due to the prior success of the HemiCAPĀ® DF as well as the HemiCAPĀ® knee and shoulder systems, it became obvious that adding a phalangeal component to accompany the DF would be successful in the market. Proven fixation with implants that restore motion is a great new option," Ek added.