Ep. 16: Treating Athletes with a Cartilage Defect

Presented by MACI: In this episode, Dr. Cole explains common knee cartilage defects found in both athletes and active populations, how to decide on the best available treatment, and an overview of the different kinds of cartilage found in joints.

     

INTRODUCING MACI CARTILAGE REPAIR USING YOUR OWN CELLS

MACI uses your own cells to create durable repair tissue for knee cartilage
damage and can Reduce pain, Improve function and Provide lasting results.

HOW MACI WORKS

A sample of your cartilage cells (chondrocytes) is sent to a laboratory and embedded on a special collagen membrane which your doctor then implants into your knee. The cartilage cells regenerate, forming a repair tissue that is able to fill the cartilage defect.