The authors studied 413 patients after ACI and found 88 patients underwent surgical revision surgery during the average follow-up period. The patients were most likely to receive the revision surgery within two years of the initial procedure.
The factors associated with a higher risk for re-intervention were:
• Female gender
• Previous surgeries in the affected joint
• Previous bone marrow stimulation
• Periosteum patch-covered ACI
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Study Identifies Factors for Revision Surgery After ACIWritten by Laura Miller | January 17, 2012
A study recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine identified factors that can increase the risk of revision surgery following autologous chrondrocyte implantation.
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