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Abstract #1202

Evaluation of a collagen-gel based cartilage repair method using zonal variation in T2-mapping and dGEMRIC

Martin Brix 1,2 , David Stelzeneder 1 , Stephan Domayer 3 , Stefan Nehrer 4 , Thomas Luksch 4 , Gtz Welsch 5 , Martina Schinhan 1 , Catharina Chiari 1 , Sebastian Apprich 1 , Reinhard Windhager 1 , and Siegfried Trattnig 2

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2 High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 3 Sonderkrankenanstalt Zicksee, Austria, 4 Danube University Krems, Krems, Austria, 5 Department for Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

The aim of our study was to assess the repair tissue structure after a matrix associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation technique using biochemical MRI. Fourteen knees of 14 patients were assessed in that cross-sectional study at a mean follow up of 2.0 0.9 years. The results demonstrated a zonal variation not only in T2-maps, but also in dGEMRIC images. This suggests a gradual increase in proteoglycan content of repair tissue from the superficial to the deep layer.

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