The maci timeline
from biopsy to full recovery
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.
Maintain joint mobility, weight-bearing <20%
Increase flexibility with limited weight-bearing
Work toward full weight-bearing and increase to full range of motion
Increase movement without the use of ambulation devices and knee braces
Achieve full and pain-free active range of motion
Walk 3-4 miles without symptoms and engage in low-impact recreational activities
Return to activity
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