Recommendations and treatment outcomes for patellofemoral articular cartilage defects with autologous chondrocyte implantation: prospective evaluation at average 4-year follow-up.

@article{PascualGarrido2009RecommendationsAT,
  title={Recommendations and treatment outcomes for patellofemoral articular cartilage defects with autologous chondrocyte implantation: prospective evaluation at average 4-year follow-up.},
  author={Cecilia Pascual-Garrido and Mark Slabaugh and Daniel L'heureux and Nicole A. Friel and Brian Cole},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 Suppl 1},
  pages={33S-41S}
}
BACKGROUND Reported results of autologous chondrocyte implantation for chondral lesions in the patellofemoral joint have been encouraging when combined with realignment procedures. PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine the clinical results of a patient cohort undergoing autologous chondrocyte implantation of the patellofemoral joint and elucidate characteristics associated with successful implantation. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS The cohort… CONTINUE READING