Cartilage tissue engineering

J. M. Patel, M. G. Dunn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


Osteoarthritis, the severe degeneration of articular surfaces, affects approximately 27 million people in the United States, causing pain and discomfort. Current treatments are inadequate and often result in long-term reinjury. This chapter discusses how tissue engineering aims to address these inadequacies in three categories: the induction of cartilage's biological properties, the choice of materials, and other considerations, including lateral integration and surface friction.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationRegenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues and Interfaces
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781782423140
ISBN (Print)9781782423010
StatePublished - Apr 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


  • Articular cartilage
  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)
  • Polymers
  • Stem cells


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