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General Information on Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes

Generic Name : Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes

Pronunciation : KON-droe-sites, aw-TALL-oh-gus KUL-cherd

Latest prescription information about Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Musculoskeletal Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes

International- Carticel.

Why is Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an autologous (using the patient's own cells) cellular product, prescribed for the repair of symptomatic cartilage defects of the femoral condyle. 

When should Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to gentamicin.

What is the dosage of Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes?

Cell doses per cmē of defect- 0.64 million to 3.3 million cells/cm

How should Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes be taken?

It comes as a vial, which contains approximately 12 million cells, should be inserted into the affected area.

What are the warnings and precautions for Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes?

• Caution should be exercised in people who are at risk of infections, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes?

•  Interventions during subsequent surgical procedures: Surgical removal of cartilage lesion, scars, surgical removal of joint tissue, surgery of the cartilage, removal of a torn meniscus (common knee joint injury), microfracture, scar tissue removal, hardware removal, joint surgeries.
•   Most Serious : Injury complications, graft overgrowth, knee pain, cartilage injury, graft complication, meniscal lesion, graft failure, joint inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes?

• Unstable meniscus tears or absent meniscus should be repaired or reconstructed before starting the Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes therapy.
• Abnormal weight-distribution or instability of the knee should be corrected before initiating the treatment to achieve success rate.
• Administration should be carried out only by the trained medical personnel.

What are the storage conditions for Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes?

Store it at room temperature. Do not freeze.

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