CCI is an abbreviation of Characterised Chondrocyte Implantation.


Technique of CCI

CCI is a procedure to grow cartilage cells (chondrocytes), seed them onto a collagen membrane, and sew that membrane back onto the knee to cover a cartilage lesion.


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Characterized chondrocyte implantation results in better structural repair when treating symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in a randomized controlled trial versus microfracture. Saris DB, Vanlauwe J, Victor J, Haspl M, Bohnsack M, Fortems Y, Vandekerckhove B, Almqvist KF, Claes T, Handelberg F, Lagae K, van der Bauwhede J, Vandenneucker H, Yang KG, Jelic M, Verdonk R, Veulemans N, Bellemans J and Luyten FP. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):235-46. doi: 10.1177/0363546507311095.

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