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Offline kaylachrist

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CartiMax
« on: May 01, 2019, 10:56:43 PM »
I came across a new product called CartiMax, a putty-like substance that can be molded into cartilage defects as a filler. I was especially intrigued because I saw a video of CartiMax being used on a patella as an example, someplace notoriously difficult to treat and also where my own defect is. The product seems to be in early stages.

I wrote to the company (MTF Biologics) and asked a few questions about CartiMax, like whether it's currently being used on patients and how it stays in place, since the fibrin glue mentioned was optional. Their senior product manager replied and said it is currently being used on patients (I live in the United States, not sure about the UK) with good results and that one of their surgeons will be publishing their early outcomes in July. He said it packs into place in a dry lesion and that surgeons can use fibrin glue if they have any concerns about it staying put. Personally I'm still skeptical of its staying and firming power without any anchor or bonding.

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds. If it's successful then it could be a godsend for many of us, however it's still in very early stages and I've seen even promising ideas implode when they're put to the long-term test.

CartiMax Product Page: https://www.mtfbiologics.org/cartimax

A video of CartiMax being used in a medial femoral condyle, I'm betting a cadaver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA107918qEo
Jan '18- Injured RK, age 30
June '18- RK arthroscopy, smoothed out patella cartilage damage
Diagnosed with post-traumatic cartilage lesion and osteonecrosis of lateral femoral condyle

Offline Brandon123

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Re: CartiMax
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 08:56:17 AM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment

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Re: CartiMax
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 05:14:24 PM »
Here's a new video on CartiMax that came out a couple of days ago, Dr. Deryk Jones presenting results he's had in patients and some other study outcomes. Results are looking good so far in the short term. It makes me hopeful that this will be a truly good solution going forward! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b93Mf6MjLI
Jan '18- Injured RK, age 30
June '18- RK arthroscopy, smoothed out patella cartilage damage
Diagnosed with post-traumatic cartilage lesion and osteonecrosis of lateral femoral condyle















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