Did you know cartilage damage doesn't heal on its own and could get worse and more painful if not addressed early? And if left untreated, knee cartilage pain can become so chronic that it can impact your quality of life. That's why it is critical to address your knee cartilage pain as soon as possible.
The first surgical step in pursuing the MACI procedure for articular cartilage repair requires an arthroscopy. An arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows a physician to scope the knee, diagnose the causes of knee pain and perform other surgical repairs. The arthroscopy is phase one in MACI knee cartilage repair.