Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging-based outcomes to 5 years after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation to address articular cartilage defects in the knee.

@article{Ebert2011ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging-based outcomes to 5 years after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation to address articular cartilage defects in the knee.},
  author={Jay Robert Ebert and William B. Robertson and Jennifer Woodhouse and Michael D. Fallon and Ming H. Zheng and Timothy R. Ackland and David J. Wood},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={753-63}
}
BACKGROUND The availability remains limited of midterm clinical and radiologic results into matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI). Outcomes are required to validate the efficacy of MACI as a suitable surgical treatment option for articular cartilage defects in the knee. HYPOTHESIS A significant improvement in clinical and magnetic resonance imaging-based (MRI-based) outcomes after MACI will exist throughout the postoperative timeline to 5 years after surgery. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING