FOLLOWING a MACI procedure
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.
* Individual results may vary
Goals: Maintain joint mobility and muscle tone, weight-bearing <20%
Goals: Pain-free and full passive knee extension; limited weight bearing; continue to manage pain, swelling, and wound care
strengthen & straighten
Goals: Independent with crutches for activities of daily living; pain-free active knee flexion to 125°; independent in performing home exercises
Goals: Work toward movement free of ambulation devices and knee braces, independent with rehabilitation exercises
return to daily activity
Goals: Return to strenuous daily activities on a limited basis; unimpeded, pain-free movement through everyday environments, including stairs
Goals: Returns to low-impact recreational activities by gradually increasing the difficulty of exercises
return to full activity
Goals: A full return to recreational activities, working toward individual goals as the implant matures