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Autologous chondrocyte implantation: where do we stand now?

Gikas, PD; Aston, WJS; Briggs, TWR; (2008) Autologous chondrocyte implantation: where do we stand now? J Orthop Sci , 13 (3) pp. 283-292. 10.1007/s00776-007-1228-9.

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Abstract

Chondral damage to the young knee is common. In symptomatic patients current surgical treatment has focused on filling the defect with fibrocartilage; however, this tissue has poor resistance to shear forces, leading to failure and the onset of degenerative osteoarthritis.

Type: Article
Title: Autologous chondrocyte implantation: where do we stand now?
Location: Japan
DOI: 10.1007/s00776-007-1228-9
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Bone Diseases, Cartilage, Articular, Chondrocytes, Chondrogenesis, Clinical Trials as Topic, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Transplantation, Autologous
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/46784
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