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Active Research Studies

Principal Investigator: Kai Mithoefer, MD
IRB #: 480400
Contact: Kathy Fatovic, 617-754-6733
Title:  A Randomized Comparison of NeoCart to Microfracture for the Repair of Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Knee
Purpose: The objective of this trial is to 1) evaluate the safety and efficacy of the autologous cell matrix, NeoCart, in the repair of cartilage defects of the lateral or medial femoral condyle and 2) compare NeoCart safety and efficacy to microfracture treatment.

Principal Investigator: Brian McKeon, MD
IRB #: 675031
Contact: Kathy Fatovic, 617-754-6733, Rebecca Mortensen, 617-754-5696
Link to Call Centerwww.meniscus-trial.com
Title: The VENUS Clinical Study (verifying the Effectiveness of the NUsurface® System) Clinical Investigation. A multi-center, prospective, randomized, interventional, superiority clinical study.

Principal Investigator: David Mattingly, MD
IRB #: 802645
Contact: Rebecca Mortensen, 617-754-5696
Title: DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Post-Approval Study for the CERAMAX® Ceramic-on Ceramic Acetablular Cup Prosthesis System
Purpose: This study is intended to gather medium and long-term information regarding the performance and safety of the commercially available CERAMAX® Ceramic Hip System. The compiled information will be included in the interim and annual post-approval study reports for the approved PMA (PMA #P070026) submitted to the FDA.

Principal Investigator: David Mattingly, MD
IRB#
: 802733
Contact: Rebecca Mortensen, 617-754-5696
Title: 36mm CERAMAX® Ceramic Hip System PMA Post-Approval Study: Short to Mid-term Follow-up of New Study Subjects
Purpose: This study is intended to gather short and mid-term information regarding the performance and safety of the commercially available 36mm CERAMAX® Ceramic on Ceramic Total Hip System from a cohort of new study subjects that were not previously involved in the IDE study for this device. The compiled information will be included in the annual post-approval study (PAS) reports for the approved PMA (P070026).

Can a new, investigational cartilage tissue implant made from a patient’s own cells potentially improve outcomes and recovery time after cartilage injury in the knee?

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