Technique of chondrocytes implantation

S. Zaffagnini, E. Kon, G. Filardo, G. Giordano, M. Delcogliano, G. M. Marcheggiani Muccioli, M. Marcacci

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A biodegradable, hyaluronian-based biocompatible scaff old is used for autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions. This procedure consists of two steps: the fi rst one is an arthroscopic biopsy of healthy cartilage for chondrocyte cell culture. After 6 weeks, the bioengineered tissue obtained can be implanted trough a mini-open procedure or arthroscopic technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Knee Joint: Surgical Techniques and Strategies
PublisherSpringer-Verlag France
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9782287993534, 2287993525, 9782287993527
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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