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Volume:3 Issue:4 Number:14 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #7639
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

AAOS 2015: Autologous chondrocyte implantation vs standard repair of chondral knee defects

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

A Multi-Center Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Contributing Authors: JB Richardson J Kuiper J Wales HR Simpson D Marsh N Rushton L Middleton P Harrison R Gray B Ashton

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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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