“AMIC®” ( Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis) uses a collagen fiber membrane to support the body’s own ability to repair cartilage. AMIC® was developed for regenerative therapies that support the body’s own healing potential and aim to restore joint function. It is used to repair damaged knee, ankle and hip cartilage.
What Happens During AMIC®
During AMIC®, damaged cartilage is removed. Cells from the underlying bone are released into the defect, where they promote new tissue growth. The area is covered with a small piece of collagen membrane, which protects the new forming tissue from substances and forces in the joint.
A Special Collagen Membrane
The AMIC® membrane is made in Switzerland from natural collagen material from pigs. Collagen is a major building block of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. During manufacturing, the collagen fibers are solated, and a flexible but resistant membrane is produced. The membrane is eventually resorbed by the body and replaced by newly formed tissue.
Positive, Lasting Results
AMIC® is backed by more than 10 years of positive clinical results. Developed by Geistlich Surgery in collaboration with leading orthopedic surgeons in Europe, AMIC® is a minimally-invasive treatment to repair cartilage lesions, alleviate or prevent pain, and slow the progression of joint degeneration.
If you have questions about AMIC®, please talk to your surgeon.