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Volume:1 Issue:3 Number:140 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #911
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Characterized Chondrocyte Implantation Versus Microfracture for Cartilage Defects of Knee

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

Five-Year Outcome of Characterized Chondrocyte Implantation Versus Microfracture for Symptomatic Cartilage Defects of the Knee

Am J Sports Med; 2011; 39(12): 2566-2574.

Contributing Authors: Johan Vanlauwe Daniel BF Saris Jan Victor Karl Fredrik Almqvist Johan Bellemans Frank P Luyten

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112 participants with a symptomatic isolated International Cartilage Repair Society Grade III or IV cartilage lesion of the femoral condyles were randomized to receive characterized chondrocyte implantation (CCI) or microfracture. The results from 60 month follow-up indicated there were no significant differences between the two groups, in regards to change in Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outco...

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