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Scaffold based Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: The Surgical Technique

Professor Mats Brittberg

Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Jan – April 2019 | Page 23- 26


Author: Professor Mats Brittberg[1]

[1] Cartilage Research Unit, University of Gothenburg, Region Halland Orthopaedics, Kungsbacka Hospital, S-434 80 Kungsbacka Sweden.

Address of Correspondence
Professor- Mats Brittberg
Cartilage Research Unit, University of Gothenburg, Region Halland Orthopaedics, Kungsbacka Hospital, S-434 80 Kungsbacka Sweden.
Email: Mats.brittberg@telia.com


Abstract

Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been used clinically since 1987. Most reports on ACI are on the first and second generation ACI with cells in suspension under a sutured membrane and performed with open surgery. Today’s 3rd and 4th generation ACI with cells seeded and grown in or on scaffolds prior to implantation opens up for transarthroscopic implantations. Transarthroscopic surgery reduces the morbidity for the patients and also fastens up the rehab process. In this paper, techniques used for scaffold-based ACI are presented.


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How to Cite this article: Brittberg M. Scaffold based autologous chondrocyte implantation: The surgical technique. Asian Journal Arthroscopy. Jan-April 2019;4(1):23-26 .


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