STACI: Advancing Cartilage Repair at London Cartilage Clinic
London Cartilage Clinic (LCC) is at the forefront of cartilage repair, continuously seeking innovative solutions to enhance patient outcomes. One such advancement is Single Treatment Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (STACI). In this blog, we will explore how STACI is revolutionizing cartilage repair at LCC, providing patients with a single-surgery option that brings the lab to the cell.
The Power of STACI:
Single Treatment Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation STACI is a groundbreaking procedure offered at London Cartilage Clinic. Unlike traditional Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) methods, STACI eliminates the need for multiple surgeries and lab culture time. It involves harvesting cartilage from the patient, isolating chondrocytes, and immediately implanting them onto the defect. This streamlined approach accelerates the regenerative process and reduces costs associated with lab culture.
Bringing the Lab to the Cell:
The Cartione Technique London Cartilage Clinic utilizes the Cartione technique to facilitate STACI. Cartione brings the laboratory environment into the surgical setting, allowing for the rapid production of an implantable mixture of primary chondrocytes and growth factors. By isolating chondrocytes and bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) from the patient and seeding them onto a collagen or hyaluronan scaffold, LCC surgeons achieve optimal cartilage regeneration in a single operation.
Promising Results and Future Prospects:
STACI has shown promising results in the treatment of full-thickness cartilage defects. Patients undergoing STACI at London Cartilage Clinic have experienced clinically significant improvements in pain scores and knee functionality. As STACI continues to evolve, ongoing research and evidence-based studies are expected to further establish its efficacy and long-term benefits. LCC remains committed to advancing this revolutionary technique and exploring its potential applications in other areas of cartilage repair.
London Cartilage Clinic is leading the way in cartilage repair through innovative techniques such as STACI. By offering a single-surgery option that eliminates the need for lab culture, LCC provides patients with a streamlined and efficient treatment approach. As STACI continues to demonstrate promising outcomes, London Cartilage Clinic remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cartilage repair, improving patient care, and shaping the future of regenerative medicine.