What is CARTIVA® Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI)?
The CARTIVA® SCI is a novel osteochondral defect repair implant with properties similar to those of cartilage, designed for the treatment of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis. CARTIVA® SCI is synthetic hydrogel polymer comprised of polyvinyl alcohol (40%) and saline (60%). The CARTIVA® SCI material was developed to produce an artificial articular surface that has shock absorbing ability, high wear resistance, and wear particulate biocompatibility, properties which are necessary for suitability as a biomaterial intended to replace damaged cartilage.2,3
INDICATIONS: The CARTIVA® SCI is intended for use in the treatment of patients with painful degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis (hallux limitus or hallux rigidus) in the first metatarsophalangeal joint with or without the presence of mild hallux valgus.4
Hydrogel that works like natural cartilage
Mechanical and physical properties similar to native cartilage.
CARTIVA® SCI’S IMPLANT FOR 1ST MTP
BEST IN CLASS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
- First new articular surface material approved by FDA in 18 years1
- Two-time recipient of the Roger A. Mann Award from the AOFAS, for the best clinical research in foot and ankle surgery6.8.9
- The only device for treating hallux rigidus backed by Level 1 clinical research evidence proving safety and effectiveness6
- Study data evaluated as low risk of bias in comprehensive published review10
- Premarket Approval (PMA). https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfpma/pma.cfm?id=P150017. Accessed on May 4, 2019.
- Baumhauer JF, Marcolongo M. The Science Behind Wear Testing for Great Toe Implants for Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Dec; 21(4):891-902.
- Baker MI, Walsh SP, Schwartz Z, Boyan BD. A Review of Polyvinyl Alcohol and its Uses in Cartilage and Orthopedic Applications. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 Jul;100(5):1451-7.
- CARTIVA® Synthetic Cartilage Implant Instructions for Use (IFU).
- Data on file at Wright Medical.
- Baumhauer JF, Singh D, Glazebrook M, et al. Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Centered Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant Versus First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Int. 2016;37(5):457-469.
- Wright J, Swiontkowski M, Heckman J. Introducing Levels of Evidence to the Journal. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jul;9(04):27-8.
- Baumhauer JF, Singh D, Glazebrook M, et al. Correlation of Hallux Rigidus Grade with Motion, Vas Pain, Intraoperative Cartilage Loss and Treatment Success for First MTP Joint Arthrodesis and Synthetic Cartilage Implant. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Nov;38(11):1175-1182.
- Roger A. Mann Award. https://www.aofas.org/annual-meeting/program/awards/mann-award. Accessed on May 21, 2019.
- Stevens J, de Bot RT, Hermus JP, et al. Clinical Outcomes Following Total Joint Replacement and Arthrodesis for Hallux Rigidus: A Systematic Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 Nov;5(11):e2.