If you suffer from knee pain due to a cartilage injury, you may be eligible for a study on new treatments.
Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Trial Protocol Description
This is a clinical investigation of the efficacy of Cartiform® (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) for the treatment of isolated cartilage lesions. The full terms of the investigation are detailed and disclosed in the patient consent form and will be described to patients by the physician or research coordinator upon inquiry. Eligible patients may be contact by either the physician or research coordinator prior to their scheduled surgery.
Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria
This clinical trial is a new approach to treatment of cartilage lesions. To be eligible for this study, you must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 70 years old
- Be willing to undergo initial evaluation and imaging to determine if your pain is caused by a cartilage lesion
- Have a cartilage lesion in anterior aspect of the knee (patella or femoral trochlea)
- Have a cartilage lesion indicated for treatment with Cartiform®