Chondro-Gide is the leading natural collagen matrix in cartilage regeneration. This easy to handle matrix can be used to treat cartilage defects with various surgical methods. Chondro-Gide consists of natural collagen. The unique bilayer structure of the matrix is manufactured in a patented process.
Surgical Techniques using Chondro-Gide
AMIC® (Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis) – AMIC is a single step, cost efficient and effective technique for treating traumatic cartilage defects. Chondro-Gide offers a protective environment for cell differentiation and the formation of new cartilage
ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) – Chondro-Gide provides an ideal 3D supportive matrix for adherence of autologous cultured chondrocytes and encourages their proliferation
The AMIC toe technique remains a new novel option that has anecdotally demonstrated some promising early pain relief for patients.
With a handful of UK centres closely following up this work, below are some images of the technique and a 2 year follow up paper from Prof. Richter.
The three videos below show 3 differing AMIC techniques.