Modular Thumb Implant

Today, traditional surgical treatments involve removing the bone at the base of the thumb (trapezium), eliminating the thumb (CMC) joint altogether. The BioPro Modular Thumb was designed to replace the joint, not remove it, providing patients with pain relief and faster recovery.

  • 92.5-94% success rates1,2
  • 97% patient satisfaction1
  • Recovery on average 10 weeks faster than LRTI1

How does it work?

A small piece of bone is resected from the long bone (metacarpal) of the thumb. A socket is formed into the base of the thumb (trapezium). The stem of the implant is inserted into the metacarpal with the head fitting into the newly formed socket. The variety of head and stem sizes allow the surgeon to get a snug fit to keep the implant in place and allow for good range of motion. The joint is then closed providing additional soft tissue stability.

  • Replaces joint, forming a new socket into the trapezium
  • Maintains thumb length and cosmetic appearance1
  • Improves pinch and grip strength1
  • Fast recovery1
  • If pain persists, may be revised with a traditional surgery1

Real Patients. Real Results.

Dr. Duffner, an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Springs, CA, was contemplating early retirement due to painful arthritis in both of his thumbs. Due to his past training as a surgeon, he was aware of the traditional treatments available but wanted an option that would help maintain his key pinch and grip strength. After undergoing the joint replacement procedure by Dr. Neil Jones, he returned to work. Listen as he shares his experience.

A retired orthopedic surgeon traveled to Miami, FL, to undergo a joint replacement by Alejandro Badia, MD. He required no pain medication and at only 7 days post-op, he showed off the thumbs range of motion and function.

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Your Questions. Answered by the Experts.

What is the difference between joint replacement and the traditional LRTI procedure?

As Alejandro Badia, MD, explains, the main difference between joint replacement and the LRTI procedure is preserving the trapezium bone. This helps maintain thumb height and doesn’t burn any bridges.

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