Microfragmented adipose tissue transplantation (MATT) is a cartilage repair technique.


Technique of MATT

In this technique fat is harvested from the abdomen or thigh and mechanically fragmented to release the pericyte cells that normally cling to the tiny blood vessels. These then facilitate healing of damaged cartilage surfaces.


The Magic of Fat Cells

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Autologous micro-fragmented adipose tissue for the treatment of diffuse degenerative knee osteoarthritis: an update at 3 year follow-up. Russo A, Screpis D, Di Donato SL, Bonetti S, Piovan G and Zorzi C. J Exp Orthop. 2018 Dec 19;5(1):52. doi: 10.1186/s40634-018-0169-x.

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