Researchers examined 31 adolescent patients who underwent ACI or matrix-assisted chondrocyte implantation. The patients reported a mean pain score improvement from five to one and a Bentley Functional Rating Score improvement from three to zero. Approximately 84 percent of the patients reported achieving excellent or good results.
There was one patient who reported a graft failure and one who underwent graft hypertrophy.
Read the abstract about ACI.
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Study: ACI Has Good Outcomes for Adolescent PatientsWritten by Laura Miller | August 08, 2011
Autologous chondrocyte implantation can produce good outcomes when used among young patients, according to a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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