1st Colorado patient gets new cartiform cartilage graft

New Cartiform technology helps rebuild torn knee ligament
October 26th, 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.