Tissue engineering techniques for the treatment of a complex knee injury.

@article{Ronga2006TissueET,
  title={Tissue engineering techniques for the treatment of a complex knee injury.},
  author={Mario Ronga and Federico Alberto Grassi and Alessandro Manelli and Paolo Bulgheroni},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={576.e1-3}
}
We report and discuss the use of and rationale for tissue engineering techniques in a 40-year-old sportsman who suffered simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, irreparable medial meniscal tear, and chondral lesion of the medial femoral condyle. A 2-step treatment was adopted to address all lesions. The first procedures consisted of ACL reconstruction and collagen meniscus implant (CMI), followed 6 months later by autologous chondrocyte implantation on a collagen membrane (MACI… CONTINUE READING

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