Autologous chondrocyte implantation in cartilage lesions of the knee: long-term evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging and delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging technique.

BACKGROUND Various treatment options are available for articular cartilage lesions, but controversy exists regarding the quality of the repair tissue and the durability of the results posttreatment. Noninvasive techniques are needed for the assessment of the repair tissue. HYPOTHESIS Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of… CONTINUE READING