Introduction To CARTIS


The Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery (CARTIS) is a unique collaboration that aims to make Wales a world-leader in the research, development and application of advanced technologies in surgery and prosthetics.








CARTIS was officially formed in 2006 after collaboration since 1998 between Swansea Bay University Health Board's Maxillofacial Unit at Morriston Hospital and PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The collaboration also extends to formally include Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and involves other national and international collaborations. 


Through collaborative research and clinical application, the centre continues to pioneer the effective application of advanced design and manufacturing technologies in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation.  CARTIS are also involved with disseminating and developing international best practice through the ADT Foundation and Conference Programme, and projects such as Co-Meddi with partners in Lucknow, India. 


For recent activities, please see the news page. 


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Contact details are available here.  

Mr Adrian Sugar undertaking a Le Fort I maxillary advancement in a cleft patient using internal distraction osteogenesis.  Computer planning and patient-specific guides and models were used in the surgery.