When people think about joint replacements, the big toe is not the first thing to come to mind.
However, a Minden podiatrist has performed possibly the first big toe joint replacement in the area.
Dr. Stefan Lorincz explained the procedure, arthroplasty, saying it is a long-term solution. There are several types of implants, such as plastic or silicone, but his preferred implant is a metal one. He says the body adjusts to the metal implant better than the plastic or silicone.