Single Stage Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (STACi) is a one-step surgical cartilage repair procedure.


Technique of STACi

In the STACi procedure, cartilage cells are harvested from the patient, then released from their matrix and mixed with bone marrow cells(MSCs) and laid onto a membrane which is glued to cover the patient's cartilage defect.



Regenerative Medicine: A Review of the Evolution of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) Therapy. Davies RL and Kuiper NJ. Bioengineering (Basel). 2019 Mar; 6(1): 22.

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Professor Paul Lee discusses "ACi ten years on"

Orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist, Professor Paul Lee, discusses the way in which ACI has progressed over the last decade.

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