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Cartilage Repair Procedures

Cartilage Repair Procedures - ACI

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI or Carticel)

For this procedure, a small piece of cartilage is harvested and grown in the lab. Four to six weeks later, the new cartilage is implanted into the knee to repair the cartilage defect.

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This video demonstrates aspects of the ACI procedure.

 


Meniscal Repair Procedures - Meniscal Transplant

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

In this procedure, bone and the attached cartilage from an organ donor is transplanted to repair cartilage damage.

This video demonstrates the allograft procedure.

 


Osteotomies - DFO

Autologous Osteochondral Transfer (OATS or Mosaicplasty)

Small cylinders of bone and attached cartilage are harvested from a part of the patients knee that is more peripheral, and then implanted into the more centrally located damaged area of the same knee.

This video demonstrates harvesting of an OATS plug.