Recovering from MACI surgery
Following the MACI procedure, your knee will be immobilized and you will need to follow a physician-prescribed rehabilitation program specifically designed for you. Consult with your doctor to determine when you might be able to drive and return to work or other activities.
A support program is available to assist with a smooth recovery. The commitment you make to the rehabilitation program will play a key role in your return to activity.
Recovery time varies greatly as no two patients are alike. Below are general guidelines for typical patient recovery.1*
MACI should not be used in patients who cannot follow a doctor-prescribed rehabilitation program after their surgery.
Limited weight-bearing, increase flexibility, mobility with assistance devices (crutches)
Work toward full weight-bearing and full range of motion
Increase movement without the use of crutches and knee brace
Work toward full, active range of motion
Walk 3-4 miles without symptoms and engage in low-impact recreational activities
Enjoy a return to activities