Published in Blood Weekly, August 3rd, 2006
"We report and discuss the use of and rationale for tissue engineering techniques in a 40-year-old sportsman who suffered simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, irreparable medial meniscal fear, and chondral lesion of the medial femoral condyle. A 2-step treatment was adopted to address all lesions," investigators in Italy report.
According to the authors, "The first procedures consisted of ACL reconstruction and collagen meniscus implant (CMI), followed 6 months later by autologous chondrocyte implantation on a collagen membrane (MACI).
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