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Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation | The Orthopaedic Clinic | Bangalore

Knee Arthroscopy

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)

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ACI | Autologous Chrondocyte Implantation | The Orthopaedic Clinic | Bangalore


Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)

Autologous chondrocyte implantation relies on newly grown cartilage cells. It requires two surgeries.

  • First, the patient undergoes arthroscopic surgery to remove a small piece of healthy cartilage from a knee joint's non-weight bearing area. That cartilage is cultured, allowing new cartilage cells to grow.

Three to five weeks after the first surgery, a second surgery is performed to implant the newly grown cartilage cells into the affected knee joint.

  • This second surgery is not done arthroscopically; it requires an open incision.

  • This procedure may be recommended when the cartilage injury is large (up to several centimetres) or multiple cartilage injuries to repair.

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