Topical Review: MACI as an Emerging Technology for the Treatment of Talar Osteochondral Lesions.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
UNLABELLED: Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) is a viable procedure that can be used as both a primary or revision cartilage regenerative procedure in high-functioning individuals without tibiotalar arthritis. Both short-term and midterm follow-up results demonstrate clinical, radiographic, and functional improvements with high rates of return to full activities. Cost remains a chief concern with the use of this technique, but theoretical improvements in the durability of repair with type II cartilage replacement may offer long-term benefits. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level V, expert opinion.
- Dekker, TJ; Erickson, B; Adams, SB; Gross, CE
- September 2017
Volume / Issue
- 38 / 9
Start / End Page
- 1045 - 1048
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States