INTRA-ARTICULAR implant of AUTOLOGOUS tissue material, obtained from cartilage. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and consists of obtaining samples of virgin cartilage extracted from the patient, which are then processed and centrifuged using a specific patented kit, obtaining a cell hyperconcentrate which is injected directly into the affected joint (knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, wrist…).
The procedure lasts about 20 minutes and the patient can go home immediately after the intervention, without requiring any specific rehabilitation or being subject to any functional restriction.
The recovery period is divided into 3, 6 and 9 month periods, during which the benefits of the regenerative technique are observed and progression is documented with serial MRI scans.
Although it can be repeated, this is generally a one-off procedure, as an intra-articular implant of this nature is a definitive therapy that restores the joint to its pre-morbid functionality and reincorporates it into its normal physiology.
Dr. Juan F. Martínez Canca works as a private Neurosurgeon in Spain and in several hospitals in the Middle East, although he continues his professional collaboration with the British Health System on a regular basis at the University of Oxford as a Neurosurgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 2013.