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No important differences between ACI and microfracture at up to five years follow-up

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February 2020

No important differences between ACI and microfracture at up to five years follow-up

Vol: 9| Issue: 2| Number:26| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Versus Microfracture in the Knee: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review

Arthroscopy.2020;36(1):289-303

Contributing Authors:
GH Gou FJ Tseng SH Wang PJ Chen JF Shyu CF Weng RY Pan

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For the past four decades, many different avenues have been explored in efforts to repair and restore damaged cartilage zones in weightbearing zones, none more well-studied than the knee. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI), which has gone through multiple "generations" of development, has held promise but produced inconsistent results. Microfracture is the classic surgical option, but is kn...

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