What to expect for your MACI procedure
To help assist you prior to and throughout your MACI Procedure, the My MACI App is an excellent resource for personalized guidance on how to prepare, what to expect, and how to make the best of your rehabilitation program.
The My MACI App is your own personal guide leading up to your procedure and assisting you all the way through your rehabilitation.
Preparing for surgery checklist
1+ Weeks before surgery
Consider notifying your friends and family about your upcoming surgery.
3 Days before surgery
Confirm the exact location and time of surgery. Arrange for transportation as you will not be able to drive home.
1 Day before surgery
Follow your orthopedic surgeon’s recommendations regarding food, drink, and medications. Prepare your home for your reduced mobility. Get a good night’s sleep.
Day of surgery
Wear loose and comfortable clothes. Arrive early with paperwork, ID, and insurance information. Remember, you will not be able to drive home following the surgery. Get answers to your day-of questions.
Immediately following surgery
Once you recover from the anesthesia, you will likely be released that same day. At the hospital, you’ll practice walking with crutches and may have a knee brace or splint.
It’s important to follow your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions on when to bathe, when and how to change dressings, and how to manage post-surgical care.
This is also a good time to make sure you have a plan laid out for the next couple of weeks with your surgeon and physical therapist.
A key component of your preparation is getting set up with a rehabilitation program and physical therapist who can help get you back to your active lifestyle with personalized exercises and proper care.
This can be a challenging decision. Get the information you want and support you deserve from the MACI experts.
Talk with real patients about their experience with MACI
Hear about real personal experiences with knee cartilage damage and MACI. The MACI Mentor Program gives you an opportunity to connect one-on-one with real people who have had the MACI procedure.