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Case Study: Runner Finds Relief from Knee Pain with MACI

Case Study: Runner Finds Relief from Knee Pain with MACI

Surgeons who perform the MACI knee procedure will see many different knee cartilage repair case studies cross their desks. Dr. Deryk Jones of Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute shares a recent case.

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Surgical Best Practices for a Knee Arthroscopy and MACI Cartilage Biopsy

Surgical Best Practices for a Knee Arthroscopy and MACI Cartilage Biopsy

The first step in treating knee cartilage damage via MACI is an arthroscopy. The knee arthroscopy allows a physician to scope the knee and harvest a biopsy of a patient’s cartilage cells, which are later used to generate a MACI knee cartilage implant.

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How MACI Helped One Nurse Make Her Comeback from Knee Pain

How MACI Helped One Nurse Make Her Comeback from Knee Pain

MACI patient Kayla is a registered nurse, and to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Seth Sherman, she offers a uniquely valuable perspective on knee cartilage treatment: “There’s no better way to learn about MACI than from a healthcare provider who went through it!”

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Understanding Surgical Best Practices for MACI Knee Cartilage Repair

Understanding Surgical Best Practices for MACI Knee Cartilage Repair

MACI knee cartilage repair is the third generation of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), and it advances upon previous ACIs by offering surgeons a simpler, shorter and more versatile procedure to repair patients’ articular cartilage defects of the knee using an implant generated from their own cartilage cells (prior generations of ACI required a periosteum or collagen membrane cover).

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