MACI is an abbreviation of 'matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation'.

 

Technique of MACI

In this technique cultured cells are seeded onto a collagen matrix for implantation into areas of damaged joint cartilage.

Synonyms: 
Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation
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A simple flowchart with links to show the possible interventions in cases of knee arthritis.

An overview of current stem cell practice relating to the knee and a hint of the future.

Dr Adrian Wilson discusses frankly his own views on ACI procedures.

Articular cartilage repair

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

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

To MACI or not to MACI

ACI V's MACI


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) in the knee: clinical outcomes and challenges. Basad E, Wissing FR, Fehrenbach P, Rickert M, Steinmeyer J and Ishaque B. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec;23(12):3729-35. doi: 10.1007/s00167-014-3295-8. Epub 2014 Sep 14.


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