“I have had the Biopro implant in both toes. I could not wear a pair of shoes without pain in the toe area with bone on bone. I did not want to get a fusion, so opted for the implant. I did my left foot first followed by my right foot, three months later. Wore a boot for six weeks after surgery. I am pain-free with much mobility in my big toes. I also had surgery for hammer toes, as well. I am a substitute teacher and on my feet quite a bit. I can wear shoes without pain – even high heels. I would recommend this implant over a fusion due to the quick recovery. With a fusion, I was told I would be in a cast for two weeks and then a boot and scooter for six weeks. I would highly recommend Dr. Melnick. He is a wonderful surgeon with a great bedside manner.”