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How MACI Knee Cartilage Repair Got Kayla Back to an Active Life

How MACI Knee Cartilage Repair Got Kayla Back to an Active Life

Kayla grew up in a family where sports were central to everything. Then at age 12 — that all changed.

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When Should You Schedule MACI Knee Repair Surgery?

When Should You Schedule MACI Knee Repair Surgery?

You can schedule MACI knee cartilage repair surgery on your own terms. MACI patient Courtney shares her reasons for choosing MACI — and the convenience and flexibility in scheduling MACI were central to her decision.

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How the My MACI App Can Help You Stay on Track During Knee Cartilage Repair

How the My MACI App Can Help You Stay on Track During Knee Cartilage Repair

The My MACI app is here to help you on your journey to heal your knee cartilage. Download it today keep track of your rehab goals, stay motivated in the recovery process, and find inspiration from other MACI patients who have gone through the same experience.

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What Are Your Options to Help Heal Knee Cartilage Damage?

What Are Your Options to Help Heal Knee Cartilage Damage?

What can you do to treat knee cartilage pain? There are a number of surgical knee cartilage repair options available that you and your doctor will consider. Read on for a primer on available treatments that could get you back on your feet.

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Indication and Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information

MACI should not be used if you:

  • are allergic to antibiotics such as gentamicin, or materials that come from cow, pig, or ox;
  • have severe osteoarthritis of the knee, other severe inflammatory conditions, infections or inflammation in the bone joint and other surrounding tissue, or blood clotting conditions;
  • have had knee surgery in the past 6 months, not including surgery for obtaining a cartilage biopsy or a surgical procedure to prepare your knee for a MACI implant;
  • or cannot follow a doctor-prescribed rehabilitation program after your surgery

Consult your doctor if you have cancer in the area of the cartilage biopsy or implant as the safety of MACI is not known in those cases.

Conditions that existed before your surgery, including meniscus tears, joint or ligament instability, or alignment problems should be evaluated and treated before or at the same time as the MACI implant.

MACI is not recommended if you are pregnant.

MACI has not been studied in patients younger than 18 or over 55 years of age.

Common side effects include joint pain, tendonitis, back pain, joint swelling, and joint effusion.

More serious side effects include joint pain, cartilage or meniscus injury, treatment failure, and osteoarthritis.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for more information.

Indication

MACI® is made up of your own (autologous) cells that are expanded and placed onto a film that is implanted into the area of the cartilage damage and absorbed back into your own tissue. MACI is used for the repair of symptomatic cartilage damage of the adult knee.

MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) is made up of your own (autologous) cells that are expanded and placed onto a film that is implanted into the area of the cartilage damage and absorbed back into your own tissue.

MACI is used for the repair of symptomatic cartilage damage of the adult knee.

The amount of MACI applied depends on the size of the cartilage damage. The MACI film is trimmed by your surgeon to match the size and shape of the damage, to ensure the damaged area is completely covered.

Limitations of Use

It is not known whether MACI is effective in joints other than the knee.

It is not known whether MACI is safe or effective in patients over the age of 55 years.