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Similar 5-year MRI and clinical results between accelerated and delayed rehab after MACI


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effect of accelerated weightbearing after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation on the femoral condyle: a prospective, randomized controlled study presenting MRI-based and clinical outcomes after 5 years

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):146-53

Contributing Authors: B Wondrasch MA Risberg L Zak S Marlovits S Aldrian

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Synopsis

31 patients scheduled for matrix-induced autologous chrondrocyte implantation (MACI) were randomized to either accelerated rehabilitation, with full-weightbearing allowed by 6 weeks, or delayed rehabilitation, with full-weightbearing not allowed until 10 weeks. The purpose of this study was to compare radiographic and clinical outcome between groups over 5-year follow-up. Results demonstrated no s...

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