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ACI
« on: January 01, 2003, 03:34:29 PM »
ACI means 'autologous chondrocyte implantation'.  So what does that mean? Well let's see -

autologous - taking a bit of body material from a person for use in the same person
chondrocyte - a cell of joint surface cartilage

The procedure is one in which joint surface cells are removed, grown to greater volume in a laboratory and then implanted back into the same person.
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Re: ACI
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2003, 03:35:05 PM »
Also called:
ACT
Genzyme technique
Carticel technique
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