MACT shows promise in repairing osteochondral defects of the talus

By Jennie McKee

Study finds good-to-excellent clinical results after failed primary surgical treatment

If traditional surgical treatments fail to repair articular cartilage lesions of the talus, what other surgical procedures might be effective? According to Christoph Becher, MD, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society’s 2008 Specialty Day, matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) is a valid option.

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