GelrinC is implanted in a single step following standard microfracture treatment, extending the total procedure time by approximately 10 minutes.
Prior to the GelrinC procedure, the defect is debrided, the calcified layer is completely removed and standard microfracture is performed
The liquid GelrinC is applied using a standard syringe to completely fill the contained lesion. A propriety accessory kit is used to aid in sealing the lesion during application and curing of GelrinC.
Next, the hydrogel is exposed to UVA light for 90 seconds to form an elastomeric implant perfectly contoured to the lesion geometry and tightly integrated with the surrounding tissue and bone.
To complete the procedure, the implant is visually assessed, flexion/extension is performed to confirm implant retention and the incision is sutured.
The GelrinC implant gradually degrades within 6-12 months and is replaced by regenerated cartilage.
Caution: Investigational Device. Limited by U.S. law to investigational use.