Regenerative medicine for the repair of connective tissues is a fast moving field which generates a lot of interest. Unfortunately the biomaterials and biomechanics for soft tissue repair has been under-represented in the past. Particularly the natural association between cartilage, tendons and ligaments is often not made.
Regenerative medicine and biomaterials for the repair of connective tissues addresses this gap in the market by bringing together the natural association of cartilage, tendons and ligaments to provide a review of the different structures, biomechanics and, more importantly, provide a clear discussion of practical techniques and biomaterials which may be used to repair the connective tissues.
Part one discusses cartilage repair and regeneration with chapters on such topics as structure, biomechanics and repair of cartilage. Chapters in Part two focus on the repair of tendons on ligaments with particular techniques including cell-based therapies for the repair and regeneration of tendons and ligaments and scaffolds for tendon and ligament tissue engineering.
- Addresses the natural association between cartilage, tendons and ligaments which is often not made
- Provides a review of the different structures, biomechanics and practical techniques which are used in the repair of connective tissues
- Chapters focus on such areas as cartilage repair and regeneration, the repair of tendons and ligaments, investigating techniques including scaffolds and cell-based therapies
Academics, materials researchers, materials engineers, clinicians, and other professionals concerned with biomaterials
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2010
- 12th January 2010
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Dr Charles Archer is Professor of Reparative biology and tissue engineering at Cardiff University, UK.
Dr Jim Ralphs works at Cardiff University and is highly regarded for his research on connective tissues.
Cardiff University, UK