Introduction To CARTIS
The Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery (CARTIS) is a unique partnership that aims to make Wales a world-leader in the research, development and application of advanced technologies in surgery and prosthetics.
The partnership combines the medical and technical expertise of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board's Maxillofacial Unit at Morriston Hospital and the National Centre for Product Design + Development Research (PDR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC). The CARTIS partnership also extends to include 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. For recent activities, please see the news page.
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.