Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) for a large chondral defect in a professional football player: a case report Full Text
Journal of Medical Case Reports, 06/29/2012
Beyzadeoglu T et al. – This case illustrates that robust cartilage tissue can be obtained with a matrix–assisted autologous chondrocyte implantation procedure even after two failed microfracture procedures in a large (9 cm2) cartilage defect. To the best of the knowledge, this is the first case report on the application of the third–generation cell therapy treatment technique, matrixassisted autologous chondrocyte implantation, in a professional football player.