Autologous chondrocyte implantation for the treatment of retropatellar cartilage defects: clinical results referred to defect localisation

@article{Niemeyer2007AutologousCI,
  title={Autologous chondrocyte implantation for the treatment of retropatellar cartilage defects: clinical results referred to defect localisation},
  author={Philipp Niemeyer and Matthias R Steinwachs and Christoph Erggelet and Peter Cornelius Kreuz and Nina Kraft and Wolfgang K{\"o}stler and Alexander Mehlhorn and Norbert P Suedkamp},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={128},
  pages={1223-1231}
}
Although autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has become well established for the treatment of full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee joint, nevertheless clinical results of retropatellar lesions are still inferior compared to those of defects located on femoral condyles. We report the clinical results obtained in 70 patients treated with ACI for full-thickness defects of the patella, with special reference to defect location and size, age, body mass index and sports activity. At a… CONTINUE READING

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