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MACI (or matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation) repairs articular cartilage damage by using the patient's own cultured cartilage cells. During an arthroscopy, a cartilage biopsy is removed from a non-weight-bearing area of the joint. The cartilage sample is sent to the laboratory, where the cells are cultured. Afterwards, the cells are seeded on a membrane and finally the membrane with the cultured cells is placed into the defect.