Over 1.2 million articular cartilage injuries occur annually in the U.S. and Europe. Cartilage injuries degenerate into more severe cartilage defects. Patients suffering from knee pain and functional impairment may result in a decrease in quality of life and could eventually require a total knee replacement - if untreated. There are many available technologies for the treatment of articular cartilage defects. However, none of them provide a single-stage ACI using the patient’s own cells.
None of the currently available techniques have been successful in addressing all essential requirements:
CartiONE addresses all these requirements.
CartiONE is the first cartilage repair technology that uses the patient’s own chondrocytes to generate hyaline cartilage in one surgery.