ACI is an abbreviation for 'autologous chondrocyte implantation'.


Cartilage defects

ACI is a mainstream surgical procedure for localised full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee.

autologous chondrocyte implantation

A simple flowchart with links to show the possible interventions in cases of knee arthritis.



Professor Paul Lee discusses "ACi ten years on"

Orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist, Professor Paul Lee, discusses the way in which ACI has progressed over the last decade.

*Please note that this is a replay of a live event. Questions were asked and answered during the original event, but there is no live moderator during this replay.



Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the knee: systematic review and economic evaluation. Mistry H, Connock M, Pink J, Shyangdan D, Clar C, Royle P, Court R, Biant LC, Metcalfe A and Waugh N. Health Technol Assess. 2017 Feb;21(6):1-294. doi: 10.3310/hta21060.

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