Technique of NAMIC

The procedure is a one-stage technique where nanofracture needling produces local subchondral bleeding, and the defect is then covered with a collagen membrace which is cut to shape, and fixed into the defect using a fibrin glue.

Synonyms: 
Nanofracture Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis
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Surgical cartilage repair for knee osteoarthritis

An overview of the various options available for surgical cartilage repair of the knee.

A simple flowchart with links to show the possible interventions in cases of knee arthritis.

Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Nanofractured autologous matrix induced chondrogenesis (NAMIC©)--Further development of collagen membrane aided chondrogenesis combined with subchondral needling: A technical note.. Benthien JP and Behrens P. Knee. 2015 Oct;22(5):411-5. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2015.06.010. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


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