This confirmatory study is a prospective randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of an autologous chondrocyte tissue implant (NeoCart) to the surgical intervention microfracture in the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee.
A Randomized Comparison of NeoCart to Microfracture for the Repair of Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Knee
Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee Joint
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Open to people ages 18–59
greater than 18 years old
symptomatic articular cartilage lesion of the femur and/or trochlea
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prior surgical intervention other than debridement
clinically significant or symptomatic vascular or neurologic disorder of the lower extremities
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