If you suffer from knee pain due to a cartilage injury, you may be eligible for a study on new treatments.
- Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
- Adam B. Yanke, M.D.
- Nikhil N. Verma, M.D.
Clinical Trial Protocol Description
This is a clinical investigation of the efficacy of NOVOCART 3D® Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation System (Aesculap, Breinigsville, PA) for the treatment of isolated cartilage lesions. The full terms of the investigation are detailed and disclosed in the patient consent form and will be described to patients by the physician or research coordinator upon inquiry. Eligible patients may be contact by either the physician or research coordinator prior to their scheduled surgery.
Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria
This clinical trial is a new approach to treatment of cartilage lesions with autologous chondrocyte transplantation supplemented with a scaffold. To be eligible for this study, you must:
- Between 18 and 55 years of age
- Be willing to undergo initial evaluation, imaging, and post-operative visits due to the study
- Have a cartilage lesion indicated for treatment with NOVOCART 3D®