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About AMIC®

“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.

AMIC® Knee Surgery

Here are answers to some common questions about AMIC® knee surgery. If you have other questions, please talk to your surgeon.

Will I need to be hospitalized?

Yes. Your AMIC® operation will be performed during a short hospital stay. Before the procedure, your doctor will talk you through the possible risks of the operation.

Will I be under anesthetic?

Yes. An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesiology options (general, spinal, or local) with you, and then recommend the most suitable option.

When can I do sports again?

After 3 months, most patients can resume light sports activities, like walking, swimming, and cycling. However, healing times vary, depending on each person’s age, general health, and other factors.

AMIC® Knee Rehabilitation

Your doctor will create a post-treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and also based on the specifics of your operation (e.g., the size and location of the damaged cartilage). The plan shown here is just an example of what you can expect. For additional details, download the AMIC® Patient Guide.

AMIC® Ankle Surgery

Here are answers to some common questions about AMIC ankle surgery. If you have other questions, please talk to your surgeon.

Will I need to be hospitalized?

Yes. Your AMIC® operation will be performed during a short hospital stay. Before the procedure, your doctor will talk you through the possible risks of the operation.

Will I be under anesthetic?

Yes. An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesiology options (general, spinal, or local) with you, and then recommend the most suitable option.

When can I do sports again?

After 3 months, most patients can resume light sports activities like walking, swimming, and cycling. However, healing times vary, depending on each person’s age, general health, and other factors.

AMIC® Ankle Rehabilitation

Your doctor will create a post-treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and also based on the specifics of your operation (e.g., the size and location of the damaged cartilage). The plan shown here is just an example of what you can expect. For additional details, download the AMIC® Patient Guide.  

If you have questions about AMIC®, please talk to your surgeon.

Dr. Sanja Saftic

International Marketing Manager

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