This novel procedure, still in the early stages of use and follow-up studies, holds great promise for younger, athletic patients. Several questions need to be answered before mainstream use, compared to the "gold standard" of ACL reconstruction.
Still symptomatic months after patellofemoral subluxation and arthroscopic debridement/Carticel autograft harvesting -
Definitive re-surfacing and re-alignment in a young athlete:
Matrix Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI) surgical technique