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For the past several years,
For the past several years, I had been living with a persistent ache in my left hand. Holding a car steering wheel or bicycle handlebar was difficult; opening jars and bags was frustrating; working with tools would require ice therapy afterward. My doctor diagnosed an arthritic CMC joint and would occasionally inject cortisone for relief, this eventually became ineffective.
I was dismayed that the procedure suggested by my doctor essentially removed the arthritic CMC bone and replaced it with soft tissue. I am still active, enjoy using my hands, and was not ready to accept reduced strength permanently. I researched online for engineered alternatives and reached out to some manufacturers for nearby surgeons I could meet with to discuss options. The BioPro representative was very helpful and I soon met with a surgeon he recommended.
Dr. Baublitz evaluated my condition, determined that I was a good candidate for the BioPro thumb implant and we set a date for surgery. The surgery itself was quick; I was in and out of the hospital in a few hours. I had very little pain from the operation, and commented to my wife after three days that it already bothered me less than before surgery!
Two weeks in a cast and three more in a soft brace led to a clean bill of health from the surgeon. I’m now two full months in, almost completely pain-free, and able to open jars with a smile for the first time in years. I am still gaining strength and range of motion, but every day is easier.
I am exceedingly pleased with the result of the BioPro implant surgery and would recommend anyone suffering from an arthritic joint to contact BioPro to locate an experienced surgeon. In fact, I have already decided to seek treatment for an ancient toe injury from another surgeon recommended by BioPro.
Patient is Pain Free at 1 month post-op
Dr. Alejandro Badia interviews a patient after receiving the BioPro Modular Thumb Implant one month prior.
A modular thumb patient is back to surgery
An orthopedic surgeon in Palm Springs, CA, was contemplating early retirement due to painful arthritis in both of his thumbs. Now, thanks to the BioPro Modular Thumb and his surgeon Dr. Neil Jones, he is back to surgery. Listen as he shares his experience.
A BioPro employee regains strength in both hands.
I have always enjoyed all kinds of needlecrafts and gardening. In the last 10-12 years my hands have gradually lost their grip & strength to the point that I haven’t been able to do crafts at all & this last summer had a very difficult time weeding & using pruners in the garden. After getting x-rays & talking with Dr. Habryl I decided to go ahead and get Modular Thumb Implants in both hands. I had the left hand done at the end of August and the right on the 1st of November. Both surgeries went very smoothly with very little to no pain. With my right hand being dominant I was able to get through physical therapy in 2 weeks time compared to a month with the left hand. With being only 3 months to 6 weeks post op I am able to open jars, turn door knobs & do my needlecrafts. I even have enough pinch strength to use a needle & thread. I am anxiously looking forward to winter being over so I can garden again.
Jim gains 100 percent of usage of his thumb.
Judy, an avid golfer, is back on the course, thanks to the BioPro Thumb Implant.
The BioPro Thumb Implant has Arthur back on the range.
The BioPro Great Toe Implant has been a miracle for Karen.
In August 2006 I received a joint replacement on both of my big toes, by Dr Steed. I was in such pain, that I could hardly walk and my joints were both “bone to bone”.
After trying other non-evasive treatments, Dr. Steed and I decided to go forward with the joint replacements. I had a full knee replacement in 2002 and was not looking forward to the recovery of another joint replacement, but I needed to do something or give up walking without a lot of pain.
The day after my surgery I was totally without pain. There was no recovery other than the stitches and I have been pain free since then. I sincerely hope that when I have the need for other toe joint replacement that this same procedure is available. It’s been a “miracle” for me.