Clinical tissue engineering for articular cartilage repair

Around 250,000┬ásurgeries to┬árepair articular cartilage are performed each year. Most of the damage surgeons are trying to fix begin as small lesions. Without treatment, small lesions become large holes that allow the bones of the joint to grind together. Sometimes these lesions are due to injury, but osteoarthritis is a large cause. Current Cartilage Repair If the lesion is small enough, the fix is just cleaning up the lesion by removing ragged tissue and waiting for healing to happen on…

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