Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis is 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.

Biologic Knee Replacement

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



Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis in the Knee: A Review. Lee YH, Suzer F and Thermann H. Cartilage. 2014 Jul;5(3):145-53.

See also -

See also -

Knee arthritis interventions when you are too young for a total knee replacement - ebook