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Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)

  • Andreas H. Gomoll
  • Jack Farr
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Abstract

Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) was one of the first tissue engineering products, utilizing autologous chondrocytes grown in culture and reimplanted in a second-stage procedure to repair large chondral defects. Originally developed with the use of a periosteal flap, the current generation ACI procedure is performed with chondrocytes adherent to a collagen membrane (MACI).

Keywords

Autologous chondrocyte implantation Large chondral defects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.OrthoIndy Knee Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center of IndianaIndianapolisUSA

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