The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears

Chapman, J 2017, 'The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears', PeerJ, vol. 2017, no. 11, pp. 1-1.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears
Author(s) Chapman, J
Year 2017
Journal name PeerJ
Volume number 2017
Issue number 11
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher PeerJ, Ltd.
Abstract Extensive investigations over the recent decades have established the anatomical, biomechanical and functional importance of the meniscus in the knee joint. As a functioning part of the joint, it serves to prevent the deterioration of articular cartilage and subsequent osteoarthritis. To this end, meniscus repair and regeneration is of particular interest from the biomaterial, bioengineering and orthopaedic research community. Even though meniscal research is previously of a considerable volume, the research community with evolving material science, biology and medical advances are all pushing toward emerging novel solutions and approaches to the successful treatment of meniscal difficulties. This review presents a tactical evaluation of the latest biomaterials, experiments to simulate meniscal tears and the state-of-the-art materials and strategies currently used to treat tears.
Subject Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Biomaterials
Knee meniscus
Materials science
Tissue engineering
DOI - identifier 10.7717/peerj.4076
Copyright notice © 2017 Kean et al.
ISSN 2167-8359
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