Throughout the “Work of Art” surgical education series, physicians discuss the latest insights on knee cartilage injury and strategies for repair. All MACI webinars are available on demand for U.S. based healthcare professionals.
MACI is the third generation of autologous chondrocyte implantation and has made multiple advancements that allow for greater flexibility in treating symptomatic knee cartilage defects in the adult knee.
While orthopedic surgeons have used autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for decades, matrix-induced ACI (MACI) is the third and latest ACI generation to repair cartilage defects in the adult knee. What differentiates MACI from previous generations of ACI is its simplified, cutting-edge approach to chondrocyte delivery.
In discussions with your patients on treatment for knee cartilage pain, it's important to share the facts about cartilage damage. Cartilage defects won't heal on their own and often worsen over time. Early treatment can lead to improved results.