Autologous chondrocyte transplantation

Stephen B. Trippel, James G. Wright, Mats Brittberg, Anders Lindahl, Lars Peterson

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To the Editor: Brittberg et al. (Oct. 6 issue)1 are to be commended for conducting a study of 23 patients that not only involved the transfer of articular and nonarticular tissue into deep cartilage defects in the knee but also required two follow-up operations. In the second of those procedures, biopsy specimens extending to the subchondral bone were taken from the central part of the transplant. In consideration of these factors, it is perhaps understandable that no control group was included in the study. Nevertheless, it would have been nice to know just how much benefit was derived from the…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-540
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 23 1995

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    Trippel, S. B., Wright, J. G., Brittberg, M., Lindahl, A., & Peterson, L. (1995). Autologous chondrocyte transplantation. New England Journal of Medicine, 332(8), 539-540.