Traditional vs accelerated approaches to post-operative rehabilitation following matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI): comparison of clinical, biomechanical and radiographic outcomes.

@article{Ebert2008TraditionalVA,
  title={Traditional vs accelerated approaches to post-operative rehabilitation following matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI): comparison of clinical, biomechanical and radiographic outcomes.},
  author={Jay Robert Ebert and William B. Robertson and David G Lloyd and Ming H. Zheng and David J. Wood and Timothy R. Ackland},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 10},
  pages={1131-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of 'accelerated' compared to 'traditional' post-operative load bearing rehabilitation protocols following matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI). METHOD A randomized controlled study design was used to investigate clinical, biomechanical and radiographic assessment at 3 months post-surgery in 62 patients following MACI to the medial or lateral femoral condyle. Both rehabilitation interventions sought to protect the implant for an… CONTINUE READING