Rochester is 1st in Upstate NY to try new knee cartilage growth procedure

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some local scientists are coming up with new ways to address knee problems.

Doctors say a new procedure allows them to take patients’ healthy knee cartilage and use it to grow new cartilage. It can then be used to repair the damaged cells.

Rochester Regional Health’s Sports Medical team is the first in Upstate New York to use what’s called the “MACI” (Macy) procedure.