Objective: To compare (1) the reoperation rates, (2) risk factors for reoperation, (3) 30-day complication rates, and (4) cost differences between autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) of the knee in a large insurance database.
Conclusion: Autologous chondrocyte implantation had significantly higher reoperation rates and cost with similar complication rates compared with OCA.
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Kyle R Sochacki, Kunal Varshneya, Jacob G Calcei, Marc R Safran, Geoffrey D Abrams, Joseph Donahue, Constance Chu, Seth L Sherman. "Comparison of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation and Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee in a Large Insurance Database: Reoperation Rate, Complications, and Cost Analysis". Cartilage. 2020 Oct 27.