Autologous chondrocyte implantation… as effective as stem cells?

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Autologous chondrocyte implantation… as effective as stem cells?



There’s one method of cartilage repair that’s like a two stage rocket launch.
In autologous chondrocyte implantation, a cartilage biopsy is obtained arthroscopically. The cartilage cells are then isolated and grown in a laboratory. Once millions of cartilage cells have grown, a second arthroscopy is done to implant the cartilage cells under a flap of periosteal tissue and sewed into place.
This procedure is actually contraindicated for osteoarthritis because of the high risk of complications and high failure rate.
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