1st Colorado patient gets new cartiform cartilage graft

New Cartiform technology helps rebuild torn knee ligament
Oct. 26, 2015

Ski season in Colorado is almost here, but if you have ever been tearing down the mountain and heard a pop or a snap, then you know the pain of a torn knee ligament (known medically as an anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL). Now, there’s a cartilage graft called Cartiform to help repair the damage. Dr. Armando Vidal of UCHealth’s Lone Tree Surgery Center is treating the first patient in the state to have the procedure.


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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.