Autologous chondrocyte implantation: a long-term follow-up.

  title={Autologous chondrocyte implantation: a long-term follow-up.},
  author={Lars E Peterson and Haris S. Vasiliadis and Mats Brittberg and Anders H Lindahl},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={38 6},
BACKGROUND The medium-term results of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) have shown good to excellent outcomes for the majority of patients. However, no long-term results 10 to 20 years after the surgery have been reported. HYPOTHESIS Autologous chondrocyte implantation provides a durable solution to the treatment of full-thickness cartilage lesions of the knee, maintaining good clinical results even 10 to 20 years after implantation. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4… CONTINUE READING

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