Chondro-Gide is the leading natural collagen matrix in cartilage regeneration. This easy to handle matrix can be used to treat cartilage defects with various surgical methods. Chondro-Gide consists of natural collagen. The unique bilayer structure of the matrix is manufactured in a patented process.
Surgical Techniques using Chondro-Gide
AMIC® (Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis) – AMIC is a single step, cost efficient and effective technique for treating traumatic cartilage defects. Chondro-Gide offers a protective environment for cell differentiation and the formation of new cartilage.
ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) – Chondro-Gide provides an ideal 3D supportive matrix for adherence of autologous cultured chondrocytes and encourages their proliferation.
This study presents several positive features. Its one step nature allows early mobilization. The good clinical outcome showed that the use of AMIC.BMAC could be a promising option for the treatment of cartilage defects.
The main limitations of the study include the limited number of patients and the heterogeneity. This was a retrospective study and patients were not randomized. The baseline characteristics were, however, similar in both groups. Clinical outcome was only assessed using one functional outcome score.
This study suggests that BR using AMIC+BMAC has better functional outcome than MF and supports the current literature body of evidence that is growing. Further higher quality studies are required to consolidate the evidence base.
Other AMIC Hip clinical evaluations:
Cold compression is available with all AMIC procedures with Vpulse. Each patient will be given a code to contact us allowing them to claim their free unit and cuff to aid the recovery post op.