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Autologous chondrocyte implantation techniques represent exciting new developments geared towards reconstitution of damaged joint surfaces and the prevention of arthritis.
Verigen's patent-protected MACI approach offers a more convenient method of delivery than the traditional autologous chondrocyte implantation method used with Carticel.
Treatment options Non-operative Patient education Weight reduction Activity modification Heat and ice application Selective bracing Physical therapy programs Pharmacologic treatment Operative Arthroscopic debridement and lavage Repair stimulation Drilling Microfracture Abrasion arthroplasty Cell and tissue transplantation Osteochondral autografting Osteochondral allografting Autologous chondrocyte implantation Biologic and synthetic replacement materials
Minas recently published a study of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in 169 patients, including 71 of his most serious cases.
More information on autologous chondrocyte implantation for knee injuries is available at www.
For example, Europe-wide approval for premium-priced autologous chondrocyte implantation, mediated by the European Medicines Agency's standardized regulatory framework for tissue-engineered products, set to take effect in 2013, will encourage penetration of these products and is expected to boost the knee cartilage repair segment of the market through 2016.
CareFirst announced yesterday in a medical policy bulletin that autologous chondrocyte implantation for the treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage defects of the knee as a result of acute or repetitive trauma is considered medically necessary when certain conditions are met.
Examples of some of the tissue transplantation techniques currently available are osteochondral transplantation, autologous chondrocyte implantation, and particulated juvenile articular cartilage grafts (PJCAT, DeNovo[R] NT).
In matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation, or MACI, cells are grown on a special backing material, or "matrix," and then transplanted to the talus.
TORONTO -- Autologous chondrocyte implantation beat marrow stimulation for treating full-thickness articular cartilage lesions of the knee, according to the results of a multicenter, prospective, controlled trial.
The Carticel implantation procedure is called Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation or ACI.
44-49) Osteochondral allografts have also proven to be a valuable tool for the salvage of knees in which other cartilage restoration procedures, such as microfracture, osteochondral autograft transplantation (OATs), and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), have failed.
They include osteochrondral grafts, bone marrow stimulation via microfracture, and autologous chondrocyte implantation, a procedure Dr.
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