Arthroscopic autologous condrocyte transplantation: Technical note

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We describe an arthroscopic surgical technique for tissue engineered cartilage grafting. A three-dimensional hyaluronic acid support is used for autologous chondrocyte culturing. The technique reduces morbidity of classic autologous implant and avoids open surgery and the use of a periosteal flap. The procedure includes the advantages of arthroscopic osteochondral grafting without donor site morbidity. With this technique is possible to reduce the patient morbidity, time and cost of surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Arthroscopy
  • Autologous chondrocyte transplantation
  • Cartilage
  • Knee
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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