A unique biomedical polymer that mimics natural cartilage and aids in smooth joint articulation and mobility.3
Unlike LRTI and Trapeziectomy, Cartiva® maintains the normal anatomy by sparing the trapezium and preserving joint height.
Cartiva SCI does not "burn a bridge" to excellent pain relief and successful functional outcomes, if a revision procedure is needed.2
VAS Pain Score
A substantial and clinically meaningful reduction in pain using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was observed for Cartiva patients at 12 months. 80% of Cartiva implant patients demonstrated a clinically meaningful reduction in pain from baseline at 12 months.1,4
Cartiva patients demonstrate improvement in QuickDASH score.
Functional activities were evaluated using the QuickDash. A substantial reduction (improvement) was observed in the mean QuickDash scores at 12 months. 94% of Cartiva implant patients demonstrated a clinically meaningful reduction in disability (improvement in function) from baseline at 12 months.1,5
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1 Data on file at Cartiva; n = 49 @ 12 months, GRIP Study.
2 Bainbridge L.C., et al. “A prospective, multicenter clinical trial to assess safety and efficacy of a synthetic cartilage implant for treatment of Eaton-Littler stage II/III first CMC joint osteoarthritis: Cartiva GRIP Trial.” BSSH Abstract. 2017 July 14; Abstract Ref 31911.
3 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.
4 Dworkin RH, et al. Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations. J Pain. 2008 Feb;9(2):105-21. Epub 2007 Dec 11.
5 Franchignoni, Franco, et al. “Minimal clinically important difference of the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand outcome measure (DASH) and its shortened version (QuickDASH).” journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy 44.1 (2014): 30-39.
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.