ACE Report #4955
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

ISAKOS: Improved clinical outcomes with accelerated weight-bearing protocol following MACI

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Early Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of a Randomized Trial Investigating Accelerated Weight-Bearing Rehabilitation Following Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Contributing Authors: P Edwards JR Ebert T Ackland

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28 patients undergoing matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) in the medial or lateral femoral condyle were randomized to either receive the best practice protocol (8 weeks to full weight bearing) or an accelerated protocol for weight-bearing rehabilitation (6 weeks to full weight bearing) following MACI to evaluate the quality tissue repair as well as clinical outcomes. Results...

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