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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Niemeyer, P; Pestka, JM; Kreuz, PC; Salzmann, GM; Köstler, W; Südkamp, NP; Steinwachs, M 
Title:
Standardized cartilage biopsies from the intercondylar notch for autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). 
Abstract:
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is an established therapy for the treatment of cartilage defects across the knee joint. Even though different techniques for initial biopsy have been described, the exact location, depth, and volume of the biopsy are chosen individually by the treating surgeon. This study evaluated 252 consecutive cartilage biopsies taken from the intercondylar notch with a standardized hollow cylinder system for the isolation and in vitro cultivation of human chondrocyt...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
18 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1122-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0942-2056 
TUM Institution:
dische Klinik und Poliklinik