A correlation between the timing of biopsy after autologous chondrocyte implantation and the histological appearance.

@article{Gikas2009ACB,
  title={A correlation between the timing of biopsy after autologous chondrocyte implantation and the histological appearance.},
  author={Panagiotis D. Gikas and Tim Morris and Richard W. J. Carrington and J. Andrew Skinner and George Bentley and Timothy W. R. Briggs},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={1172-7}
}
Autologous chondrocyte implantation is an option in the treatment of full-thickness chondral or osteochondral injuries which are symptomatic. The goal of surgery and rehabilitation is the replacement of damaged cartilage with hyaline or hyaline-like cartilage, producing improved levels of function and preventing early osteoarthritis. The intermediate results have been promising in terms of functional and clinical improvement. Our aim was to explore the hypothesis that the histological quality… CONTINUE READING

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