I was diagnosed with CP about 5 months ago I saw a surgeon the other day and...
I've never heard of that. Is it a very new thing?
Yeah, I think it is. Hopefully it's something that will be very successful for this condition.
i hope so too..
I would recommend researching thoroughly before any surgery as well as a second opinion.
An incredibly useful website is http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/. You can search for autologous chondrocyte implantation or post your questions about it.
You can also search http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ for medical literature. For the most part you will only have access to abstracts (written in cumbersome medical language), but these still can give you some sense of what current studies say.
For example, as a first pass, I found an article that shows that it may be helpful. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19465733
Thanks for the links Brigitte. I am getting a second opinion on the 19th January. Will be interesting to see what is said.