Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) and the Future of Cartilage Restoration at the Penn Cartilage Center

Penn Ortho

James L. Carey, MD, is the Director of the Penn Cartilage Center, where he specializes in advanced and innovative methods of cartilage repair. In this brief video, Dr. Carey discusses the Center and its goals, and is seen performing an advanced method of cartilage restoration, autologous chondrocyte implantation, that uses the patient’s own chondrocytes to repair cartilage defects at the knee. In reviewing the history of the procedure, Dr. Carey looks to the future and further advances in the field.


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