Cartiva® is a unique biomedical polymer that mimics natural cartilage and aids in smooth joint articulation and mobility2
I am now totally pain free...
The relief was almost instant. I am now totally pain free and can type my letters, enjoy my children, look after my pets, write and hold a glass steadily. I have my strength back and if anything I am stronger and more confident. This was the best decision I have ever made
Feeling confident in my grip strength...
I don’t know how to put in words how thrilled I am with the Cartiva® implant. I had my operation in May 2016 and my flexibility returned within a couple of months. I didn’t realize how miserable the pain was making me until it was no longer there.
No pain where the implant was placed
I don’t even have to think about doing things with my right hand now, I just do them. I was playing the piano about 3 or 4 weeks later, and just a couple of weeks later, I opened a bottle of water. Then, a couple of weeks after that, I opened a jar of pickles. I was also able to cut the grass, lift weights again, and do push-ups.
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1 Data on file at Cartiva; n = 49 @ 12 months, GRIP Study.
Cartiva’s Synthetic Cartilage Implant is not approved for use in the 1st CMC joint in the United States. Currently only available for use in Europe and Canada.
2 Oka M, Ushio K, Kumar P, Ikeuchi K, Hyon SH, Nakamura T, Fujita H. Development of artificial articular cartilage. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2000;214(1):59-68.