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Patella Cartilage Graft in a Young Athlete

Frame 1

Persistent grade 3/4 patellar chondral lesion with mal-alignment/lateral tracking in a 16 year-old athlete.

Frame 2

Surgery: circular Carticel autologous cartilage graft after culture/cell expansion (MACI procedure, Vericel) combined with distal (Fulkerson) re-alignment;

complete articular lesion coverage, improved & stable patella tracking.

Kelly Cunningham MDAustin OrthoBiologics                                     austinorthobio.comBoard Certified Orthopedic SurgeonFellowship trained sports medicine, arthroscopy and regenerative medicine specialistPRP and cell-based (formerly "stem cell") therapy 

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Dr. Kelly Cunningham Physician

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