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ACE Report #4376
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Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation: accelerated vs traditional rehab


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomized trial comparing accelerated and traditional approaches to postoperative weightbearing rehabilitation after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation: findings at 5 years

Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):1527-37. doi: 10.1177/0363546512445167. Epub 2012 Apr 26

Contributing Authors: JR Ebert M Fallon MH Zheng DJ Wood TR Ackland

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Synopsis

70 patients were randomized to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of an accelerated weight bearing rehabilitation program to a traditional rehabilitation program in patients who underwent matrix-induced autologous chrondrocyte implantation (MACI). Over a 5-year follow-up period there were no significant differences were seen between the two groups in clinical or radiographic outcomes.

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