The maci timeline

from biopsy to full recovery

Biopsy taken

maci ready

surgery performed

recovery begins

Recovery time varies greatly as no two patients are alike. Each surgeon will develop an individual rehabilitatoin program for their patients, below are general guidelines for typical patient recovery.1*

MACI is contraindicated in patients who are unable to follow a physician-prescribed post-surgical rehabilitation program.

Week 1

Maintain joint mobility, weight-bearing <20%

Weeks 2-3

Increase flexibility with limited weight-bearing

Weeks 4-6

Work toward full weight-bearing and increase to full range of motion

Weeks 7-12

Increase movement without the use of ambulation devices and knee braces

Months 3-6

Achieve full and pain-free active range of motion

Months 6-9

Walk 3-4 miles without symptoms and engage in low-impact recreational activities

Months 9-12

Return to activity 


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1. Reinold M, Wilk K, Dugas J, et al. MACI Rehabilitation Protocol: Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation using MACI (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane). January 2017.

* Individual results may vary