AAOS 2015: Autologous chondrocyte implantation vs standard repair of chondral knee defects
A Multi-Center Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
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390 patients with chondral knee defects and previously failed surgery were randomized to undergo either autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) or an alternative standard repair procedure (ie. microfracture, autologous matrix-induced chrondrogenesis, mosaicplasty, debridement), with the choice of standard treatment left to the patient and surgeon. The purpose of this study was to determine if AC...
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