The safety and long-term clinical benefit of the MACI® Surgery has only been studied in the knee joint. It was determined that this procedure is far more effective at reducing pain and improving function in the knee when compared to another commonly used procedure called microfracture.
The safety and effectiveness of the MACI® Knee Surgery have not been proven for patients 55 years and older.
MACI® should not be used if you:
● Are allergic to any known antibiotics, or materials that come from cow, pig, or ox
● Have severe osteoarthritis of the knee, other severe inflammatory conditions, infections in the bone joint and other surrounding tissue, or blood clotting conditions
● Have had knee surgery in the past 6 months, not including surgery for obtaining a cartilage biopsy or a surgical procedure to prepare your knee for a MACI® implant
● Cannot follow Dr. Burke’s prescribed rehabilitation program after your MACI® surgery
Consult with Dr. Burke Orthopedics if you have cancer in the area of the cartilage biopsy or implant, as the safety of MACI® is not known in these cases. Conditions that existed before your surgery, including meniscus tears, joint instability or alignment problems, should be evaluated and treated before or at the same time as the MACI® Implant Procedure.
MACI® is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
MACI® has not been studied in patients younger than 18 or over 55 years of age.
Find out if you are a good candidate for the MACI® Treatment Procedure by calling Dr. Burke Orthopedics at (713) 436-3488 to Request a Consultation Appointment.