Adam Yanke, M.D., Ph.D., assistant director of the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush and co-author on the study, explained the rationale to OTW, “As we learn more regarding the treatment of articular cartilage defects, we are beginning to understand that not every treatment works for every lesion. This can mean that both lesion characteristics such as size and location, as well as patient characteristics such as age, BMI [body mass index], and activity level may have a significant effect on patient outcomes. Understanding the best indications for cartilage restoration should help improve our outcomes and overall success rates of these procedures.”
Dr. Aaron Krych performs a MACI surgical demo on a femoral condyle at the AANA 2017 Cartilage Course. Dr. Krych and Dr. Yanke discuss the benefits of third generation ACI compared to earlier generations.
Hands-on Tissue Harvesting and Processing