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.



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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eBook about ACi ten years on

eBook - ACi ten years on

Discussing the progression of the ACi procedure (for defects of joint cartilage) over the last decade.

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