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Volume:6 Issue:8 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #10298
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

No significant difference in pain or function after MACI with weight-bearing after 6, 8, or 10 weeks

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Is Delayed Weightbearing After Matrix-Associated Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in the Knee Associated With Better Outcomes? A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 May 9;6(5):2325967118770986

Contributing Authors: TJ Carver MJ Kraeutler EC McCarty JW Belk

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Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review which compared outcomes after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) between groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 6 weeks, groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 8 weeks, and groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 10-11 weeks. Qualitatively, similar changes in pain a...

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