The cartilage autograft implantation system (CAIS) involves a single surgical treatment of damaged knee cartilage using the patient's own cartilage taken from another part of the knee.

 

Technique of CAIS

The cartilage from a donor is particulated (ground up) during the arthroscopy procedure and sealed into the defect using a fibrin sealant. The cartilage cells can escape and multiply, and move into the neigbouring areas.

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Synonyms: 
CAIS
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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