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What is autologous cultured chondrocytes for implantation?

Autologous cultured chondrocytes for implantation are used to repair knee cartilage that has been damaged. Autologous cultured chondrocytes are actually the cartilage of the person being treated. Cartilage is removed from the person being treated and then the amount of it is increased. The resulting product, autologous cultured chondrocytes, is then implanted in the affected area of the knee. This product helps the knee to produce healthy cartilage. The name for autologous cultured chondrocytes is Carticel.  Autologous chondrocytes implantation (AMI) is an FDA-approved treatment to repair cartilage injuries in adults.

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