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).
After MACI knee cartilage repair implantation has been completed, the road to recovery begins. With insight from Dr. Mike Essa, a physical therapist at Duke University, we gathered tips for planning a rehab program for your MACI patients.
Your patients with knee cartilage damage come to you seeking lasting improvements in knee pain and function. As you match them with the most appriopriate treatment, consider the findings of he SUMMIT data trial. It demonstrates how the MACI knee procedure, third generation of autologous chondrocyte implantation, stacks up against microfracture over the long term in the treatment of articular cartilage damage.
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.