FDA approves synthetic cartilage implant used to treat foot pain

The FDA has granted premarket approval to the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant, which is used to treat osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. It’s the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA. A molded cylindrical device, the Cartiva SCI is implanted into the metatarsal head in the first MTP joint via press-fit implantation.

The FDA has granted premarket approval to the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant, which is used to treat osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. It’s the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA. A molded cylindrical device, the Cartiva SCI is implanted into the metatarsal head in the first MTP joint via press-fit implantation.

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FDA approves synthetic cartilage implant used to treat foot pain