Confirmatory Study of NeoCart in Knee Cartilage Repair

Overview

About this study

This confirmatory study is a prospective randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of an autologous chondrocyte tissue implant (NeoCart) to the surgical intervention microfracture in the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Note: All pre-eligibility/ pre-screening testing and visits are billed to the patient.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • greater than 18 years to 59 years of age.
  • symptomatic articular cartilage lesion of the femur and/or trochlea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior surgical intervention other than debridement
  • arthritis
  • clinically significant or symptomatic vascular or neurologic disorder of the lower extremities

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aaron Krych, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

More information

Publications

  • Despite introduction of autologous chondrocyte therapy for repair of hyaline articular cartilage injury in 1994, microfracture remains a primary standard of care. NeoCart, an autologous cartilage tissue implant, was compared with microfracture in a multisite prospective, randomized trial of a tissue-engineered bioimplant for treating articular cartilage injuries in the knee. Read More on PubMed
  • The healing potential of damaged articular cartilage is limited. The NeoCart is a tissue-engineered collagen matrix seeded with autogenous chondrocytes designed for the repair of hyaline articular cartilage. Read More on PubMed

Study Results Summary

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Supplemental Study Information

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CLS-20124580

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