Novel knee surgery uses patient’s regrown cells
Trademarked under the name MACI, the implant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December. It is the first FDA-approved product that regrows knee cartilage cells on scaffolds. Previously, this type of regenerative therapy, which entails extracting healthy cartilage cells from a patient’s knee then re-growing them in a laboratory, was available only in liquid form.
Nov 28, 2017 at 10:18 PM