Glossary

ACDF

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is cervical spine surgery from the front of the neck that addresses spinal symptoms.

ACI

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation A technique for the treatment of large isolated cartilage defects. A small sample of cartilage is harvested from a non-weight-bearing part of the joint during arthroscopy. In a laboratory the chondrocytes are dissolved away of the tissue composite and multiplied in culture dishes. After a cultivation period of 3 to 4 weeks …

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Acid etched surface

Treatment of an implant surface by acid in order to increase its surface area by subtraction.

ACL

Anterior cruciate ligament

ACLR

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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