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ACE Report #9865
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

MRI outcomes of accelerated versus delayed weightbearing following MACI


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

Two-Year Outcomes of a Randomized Trial Investigating a 6-Week Return to Full Weightbearing After Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar;45(4):838-848

Contributing Authors: DJ Wood GC Janes JR Ebert M Fallon TR Ackland PK Edwards

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Synopsis

35 patients scheduled for matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation were randomized to either an accelerated or delayed weight-bearing postoperative rehabilitation protocol. Groups were compared for clinical outcome measures, radiological outcomes, and the incidence of complications. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in any clinical outcome measures, including...

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