(770) 971-9820

1200 Johnson Ferry Rd

Suite 150

Marietta, GA 30068


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    If you are dealing with chronic painful arthritis of the big toe joint this may be an option for you. Dr. Beach and Dr. Verlezza specialize in a total joint implant called Swanson Implant for the 1st Metatatarso-Phalangeal Joint or "Bunion Joint". The implant is a better option than joint fusion. The implant allows you to return to an active and painfree lifestyle with full range of motion to your joint. It also provides a quicker recovery time than a fusion. 

The Implant and Recovery process:

  • The implant is made out of silicone and it can last 15-20 years or more depending on activity levels. Once the implant is worn out, patient can opt for fusion of the joint or replacement of the implant. 
  • The doctors usually advise patients to be off from work for about a week in order to keep the affected foot elevated as much as possible to decrease the inflammation/pain.
  • Immediate weight bearing is possible with a CAM boot but we recommend non-weight bearing for 1 week with or without crutches.
  • Sutures are usually removed 2 weeks following the procedure.
  • Patients are ok to return to supportive shoes (tennis shoes) 2-3 weeks following the procedure.
  • Swelling will be present usually for 3 months or more depending on the patient's level of activity and hours spent walking/standing.


Swanson Implan with metal grommets                                                 Top view and side view of the implant




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Premier Podiatry
1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820