The incidence and clinical relevance of graft hypertrophy after matrix-based autologous chondrocyte implantation.

@article{Pietschmann2012TheIA,
  title={The incidence and clinical relevance of graft hypertrophy after matrix-based autologous chondrocyte implantation.},
  author={Matthias F Pietschmann and Thomas Richard Niethammer and Annie Horng and Mehmet F G{\"u}leçy{\"u}z and Isa Feist-Pagenstert and Volkmar Jansson and Peter Ernst M{\"u}ller},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
BACKGROUND Graft hypertrophy is the most common complication of periosteal autologous chondrocyte implantation (p-ACI). PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to analyze the development, the incidence rate, and the persistence of graft hypertrophy after matrix-based autologous chondrocyte implantation (mb-ACI) in the knee joint within a 2-year postoperative course. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Between 2004 and 2007, a total of 41 patients with 44 isolated… CONTINUE READING

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