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Cartiva Treats First US Patient in Thumb OA Study -

Cartiva announced that the first U.S. patient has been treated in GRIP 2, a multi-center study evaluating the Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) to treat first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. GRIP 2 is comparing SCI to a ligament reconstruction tendon interposition comparator in an estimated 74 patients in the U.S. and U.K. (Cartiva, Inc., 3/19/18)