Congratulations, your doctor has identified you as a candidate for the MACI implant! MACI uses your own cells to create durable repair tissue, which can help heal damaged knee cartilage, reduce pain, improve function, and provide lasting results.1*†
The information on this page will help you and your doctor put a plan in place for moving forward with MACI. Explore below to see how you could get back to the active lifestyle you love. Schedule time to talk to your doctor about taking the next step.
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Make a MACI plan with your doctor
The sooner you and your doctor decide to move forward with the MACI procedure, the sooner your cells can start building durable repair tissue. Let’s talk about next steps.
Wondering what happens if you don’t do anything? Cartilage injuries are chronic and often get worse as time goes on. Talk to your doctor about how MACI can help reduce pain, improve function, and provide lasting results using your own cells.1*†
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*In the SUMMIT clinical trial, MACI was shown to offer greater pain relief and improvement in function when compared to microfracture. †Improvements in pain and function were maintained with MACI at year 5.
References: 1. Saris D, Price A, Widuchowski W, et al. Matrix-applied characterized autologous cultured chondrocytes versus microfracture: Two-year follow-up of a prospective randomized trial. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(6):1384-94. 2. Pettit RJ, Everhart JS, DiBartola AC, Blackwell RE, Flanigan DC. Time Matters: Knee Cartilage Defect Expansion and High-Grade Lesion Formation while Awaiting Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation. Cartilage. 2021 Dec;13(2_suppl):1802S-1808S.