MACI is appropriate for a wide range of knee cartilage defects

Who is a candidate for MACI?

MACI is approved for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects (single or multiple defects) of the knee, with or without bone involvement, including defects with bone involvement in adults. MACI is a good option for patients with the kinds of defects described below:

MEDIAL FEMORAL CONDyle

Defect:

2.7cm x 1.3cm = 3.51cm2

Patient:

28 years old, occupational therapist, runner

MEDIAL FEMORAL CONDyle

Defect:

4cm x 2cm = 8cm2

Patient:

41 years old, long-standing soccer player

lateral FEMORAL CONDyle

Defect:

3cm x 1.7cm = 5.1cm2

Patient:

30 years old, IT director, injured training for marathon

trochlea

Defect:

2cm x 2cm = 4cm2

Patient:

36 years old, injured playing recreational beach volleyball in mid 20s

defect with bone involvement

Defect:

2.5cm x 1.5cm = 3.75cm2 (0.8cm depth)

Patient:

22 years old, gymnast, sports injury at 15 years old