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Level 1 Clinical Evidence of safety and effectiveness for treatment of First MTP Joint
Osteoarthritis, in the largest randomized study ever conducted for this condition.3

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  2. CARTIVA® Synthetic Cartilage Implant Instructions for Use (IFU)
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  6. Data on file at Wright Medical. N=106 in post-approval study cohort.