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.
Advanced Technology Means There Is No Rush to Schedule.
When you decide to move forward with surgery, your MACI knee implant will be grown from your own cartilage cells. Until that time, your cells are stored in a cryopreservation tank at Vericel’s facilities for several years. That means you can schedule your procedure when it is best for you — and the procedure can be scheduled well in advance.
When should you schedule MACI?
Holidays and School Breaks—You may choose to schedule MACI during holidays and school breaks given built-in time off work and school. Plus, during these times family members are often more available to assist with the healing process immediately after surgery.
Before Year-End Insurance Deadlines—Many patients pursue MACI at the end of the year when their health insurance deductibles are already satisfied to lower out of pocket costs of the procedure. And did you know that 85 percent of MACI procedures received insurance approval on the first try?
Unused Vacation Days—MACI patients often use up extra vacation days, especially ones that won’t rollover to the next year, to complete the procedure.
How Can MACI Knee Repair Cartilage Repair help you? Click here to explore the procedure.
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