Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Natural History of Postimplantation Periosteal Hypertrophy and Effects of Repair-Site Debridement on Outcome

@article{Henderson2006AutologousCI,
  title={Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Natural History of Postimplantation Periosteal Hypertrophy and Effects of Repair-Site Debridement on Outcome},
  author={I. J. P. Henderson and Jiangchao Gui and Patrick Lavigne},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          1318-1324.e1
        }
}
PURPOSE Our purposes were to report the clinical outcome of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) patients with graft hypertrophy compared with that of unoperated ACI patients and to longitudinally assess the effects of graft hypertrophy debridement. METHODS We divided 170 knee ACI patients with a minimum of 2 years' follow-up into groups according to the need for reoperation after ACI and the findings at surgery. Group A (n = 73) comprised patients who did not undergo reoperation, group… CONTINUE READING
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