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AAOS: Autologous chondrocyte implantation vs microfracture for articular cartilage lesions

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March 2014

AAOS: Autologous chondrocyte implantation vs microfracture for articular cartilage lesions

Vol: 3| Issue: 3| Number:72| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Two-year Follow Up of Randomized Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in the Knee

Contributing Authors:
C Ibarra FE Villalobos AF Izaguirre C Velasquillo VR Guevara AO Meza S Cortes D Chavez LG Ibarra

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50 patients with articular cartilage lesions were randomized to treatment with either mircrofracture surgery or all-arthroscopic matrix encapsulated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MECI). The purpose was to compare the clinical and morphological outcomes between techniques following repair. Results up to 2 years postoperative revealed better T-2 mapping evaluations for repaired tissues and se...

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