Barbro Danielson1, Haris Vasiliadis2, Maria Ljungberg3, Sowmya Vijayakumar4, Nitya Krishnan4, Deborah Burstein4, Lars Peterson5, Brian McKeon6
1Musculoskeletal Section, Department of Radiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; 2Molecular Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; 3Radiation Physics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; 4Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 5Orthopedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden; 6New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, United States
The study assessed the long-term status of isolated cartilage lesions in the knee after ACT using dGEMRIC. Scans were obtained from 31 patients (5 bilateral lesions) total of 36 lesion sites, representing an f/u period of 9.5 to18.5 years post-implant. The dGEMRIC Index of the implant was greater than 90% of the value of the dGEMRIC Index for surrounding native tissue in 70% of cases, even more than 10 years after the implantation.