Townley Toe

Foot & Ankle

The BioPro First MPJ Hemi Implant is the globally trusted solution for the treatment of hallux rigidus/limitus. Now in clinical use for over 65 years, the First MPJ Hemi Implant continues to demonstrate improved motion, long-term survivorship, and pain relief.



  • Five standard sizes, available in porous and non-porous coated
  • Minimal bone resection technique preserves the FHB
  • Low profile, diamond shaped stem provides intramedullary fixation
  • Also available for the lesser digits
  • Manufactured from cobalt chrome(available in titanium for patients with a metal sensitivity)

Why resurface the phalanx

Studies show during normal weight bearing the hallux metatarsal head is subject to forces up to 119% of patient body weight, compared to relatively minimal forces on the proximal phalanx. Clinical studies have shown in more than 50% of patients with metatarsal head implants, subsidence is seen. Furthermore, no long-term clinical data has been presented involving metatarsal head implants equivalent to the long-term data available on the BioPro implant.

Minimum bone resection technique

The BioPro® First MPJ Hemi Implant is only 2mm thick, requiring minimal bone resection at the base of the proximal phalanx for proper implantation. This feature is very important for two main reasons. First, this preserves the FHB (flexor hallucis brevis), which typically attaches 6-8mm from the base. Sacrificing the FHB can result in a lack of toe purchase post-operatively. Second, the minimal resection technique maintains bone stock within the joint. This is an extremely important point should revision surgery ever be required. Typical revision for an implant is a joint fusion. The minimal resection technique employed with the BioPro® First MPJ Hemi Implant leaves sufficient bone stock to accommodate a fusion, should the need arise in the future.

Answers to Your Questions

How do I arrange a demo?

If you're interested in finding out more or seeing a demo of this product then please contact your local territory manager or get in touch via the form below.

How quickly can I recieve a loan kit?

Our standard loan kit delivery is next day.  We can deliver pre 12 or pre 9 if specified at the time of booking.  Same day delivery can be arranged on request but please contact us to find out more.

How do I find my local Territory Manager?

Our territory managers can be found on our Team page above.  There you will find their email and phone number.  If you're unsure which territory you fall in to then please contact us via the form below.

Do you create custom made products?

Custom made is an integral part of Waldemar Link.  Our dedicated team of experts and engineers have produced more than 35,000 custom made prostheses to date.  We are happy to discuss any case and offer our best solution.  Please check out our custom made page (under products) above for more info or get in touch with your local territory manager.  We'd love to hear from you.

Where are Link based?

Link UK is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and we are a subsidiary of Waldemar Link.  Head office and our factory are located close to Hamburg, Germany. 

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