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Midterm results of the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee using alginate beads containing human mature allogenic chondrocytes.

Authors
  • Dhollander, Aad A M
  • Verdonk, Peter C M
  • Lambrecht, Stijn
  • Verdonk, René
  • Elewaut, Dirk
  • Verbruggen, Gust
  • Almqvist, Karl Fredrik
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
40
Issue
1
Pages
75–82
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0363546511423013
PMID: 21960559
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This investigation provided useful information on the efficacy of the implantation of alginate beads containing human mature allogenic chondrocytes for the treatment of cartilage lesions in the knee. The midterm clinical outcome of the presented technique was satisfactory. However, these results were not confirmed by the MRI findings.

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