Influence of cell quality on clinical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation.

@article{Niemeyer2012InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of cell quality on clinical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation.},
  author={Philipp Niemeyer and Jan M Pestka and G M Salzmann and Norbert P Suedkamp and Hagen Schmal},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={556-61}
}
BACKGROUND Several factors influence clinical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for the treatment of cartilage defects of the knee joint. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of cell quality on clinical outcome after ACI. The hypothesis of the authors was that cell quality at the time of transplantation influences clinical outcome after ACI for cartilage defects. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING