Tissue surgically removed from one area of a person’s body and transplanted in another site on the same person.
In transplantation (and blood transfusion), when the donor and recipient are the same person.
ACI (Autologous chondrocyte implantation) repairs articular cartilage. It works in three stages: 1. Arthroscopically sampling of 200 to 300 mg cartilage. 2. Isolated chondrocytes are grown in vitro for about four to six weeks. 3. Chondrocytes are applied in a second intervention on the damaged area. The autologous cells should adapt themselves to their new …