Autologous chondrocyte implantation postoperative care and rehabilitation: science and practice.

Hambly, Karen and Bobic, Vladimir and van Assche, Dieter and Wondrasch, Barbara and Marlovits, Stefan (2006) Autologous chondrocyte implantation postoperative care and rehabilitation: science and practice. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34 (6). pp. 1020-1038. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Autologous chondrocyte implantation is an advanced, cell-based orthobiological technology used for the treatment of chondral defects of the knee. It has been in clinical use since 1987 and has been performed on 12 000 patients internationally; but despite having been in clinical use for more than 15 years, the evidence base for rehabilitation after autologous chondrocyte implantation is notably deficient. The authors review current clinical practice and present an overview of the principles behind autologous chondrocyte implantation rehabilitation practices. They examine the main rehabilitation components and discuss their practical applications within the overall treatment program, with the aim of facilitating the formulation of appropriate, individualized patient rehabilitation protocols for autologous chondrocyte implantation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Studies
Depositing User: Karen Hambly
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 19:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 14:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26261 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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