A one-stage cartilage repair technique.

The cartilage defect is cleaned up, microfracture performed, and then covered with a collagen matrix held in place with a combination of fibrin glue and the patient's own serum.


This is the editor's 'interpretation' of a 2011 publication in the medical journals that gives an overview of cartilage injury, a brief description of current treatment options and outcomes, and a discussion of principles and techniques of MACI.