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Volume:1 Issue:3 Number:84 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #147
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Auto-graft Implantation System for focal chondral lesions

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Outcomes After a Single-Stage Procedure for Cell-Based Cartilage Repair: A Prospective Clinical Safety Trial With 2-year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med June 2011 vol. 39 no. 6 1170-1179 .

Contributing Authors: BJ Cole J Farr CS Winalski T Hosea J Richmond B Mandelbaum PG De Deyne

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29 patients with focal defects of the articular cartilage were randomized to receive either control (microfracture) or the experimental Cartilage Autograft Implantation System treatment, to determine the safety and efficacy of CAIS. With a two year follow-up to assess the effect on patient function and pain, the results support CAIS as a safe and effective technique, as supported by significantly ...

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