The CARTIVA® SCI, a molded cylindrical implant, is placed into the metatarsal head in the first metatarsophalangeal joint via press-fit implantation, using instruments specifically designed for placement of the device.
The CARTIVA® SCI instrumentation is used to drill an appropriately sized cavity in the metatarsal head and deploy the CARTIVA® SCI device into the prepared cavity. Joint resurfacing with CARTIVA® SCI is simple, does not require significant removal of healthy tissue, and typically results in nominal surgical trauma and rapid recovery.
FASTER THAN FUSION
SHORT SURGICAL PROCEDURE
PROCEDURE TIME THAN FUSION1
IMPROVES FACILITY EFFICIENCY
CARTIVA® SCI’S next generation instrumentation is a compact, off-the-shelf set that provides surgeons with new, sterile instrumentation for every single surgery. No post-op reprocessing saves costs and improves efficiencies for facilities.
- Glazebrook MA, Younger ASE, Daniels TR, et al. Treatment of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthritis Using Hemiarthroplasty with a Synthetic Cartilage Implant or Arthrodesis: A Comparison of Operative and Recovery Time. Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Oct;24(5):440-447.