Same procedure as 'autologous chondrocyte implantation' or ACI.


Implantation into same person

Autologous chondrocyte transplantation is the transplantation of a person's own cells, multiplied in a laboratory, back into their own body.

Autologous chondrocyte implantation

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.

Biologic Knee Replacement

A course by knee surgeon, Dr Kevin R Stone M.D. of the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California, USA.

Articular cartilage repair

A short but sound overview of the issue of damage to the joint cartilage, and what can be done about it.

Which articular cartilage repair procedure?

Part 3 of an in-depth review on Articular Cartilage Repair by Karen Hambly PhD BSc MCSP (Sports Scientist/Physiotherapist).



[Autologous chondrocyte transplantation for the treatment of articular cartilage defects inf the knee joint. Techniques and results] Marlovits S, Kutscha-Lissberg F, Aldrian S, Resinger C, Singer P, Zeller P and Vécsei V. Radiologe. 2004 Aug;44(8):763-72.

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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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