A transplant of a plug of bone and cartilage from a donor into a cartilage defect in the patient.


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

This is the editor's 'interpretation' of a 2011 publication in the medical journals that gives an overview of cartilage injury, a brief description of current treatment options and outcomes, and a discussion of principles and techniques of MACI.

Which articular cartilage repair procedure?

Part 3 of an in-depth review on Articular Cartilage Repair by Karen Hambly PhD BSc MCSP (Sports Scientist/Physiotherapist).