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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dekker, TJ; Erickson, B; Adams, SB; Gross, CE

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1045 - 1048

PubMed ID

  • 28670917

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1071100717711482


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States