Eric G Lima

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Deformational loading represents a primary component of the chondrocyte physical environment in vivo. This review summarizes our experience with physiologic deformational loading of chondrocyte-seeded agarose hydrogels to promote development of cartilage constructs having mechanical properties matching that of the parent calf tissue, which has a Young's(More)
Due to the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) and damage to articular cartilage, coupled with the poor intrinsic healing capacity of this avascular connective tissue, there is a great demand for an articular cartilage substitute. As the bearing material of diarthrodial joints, articular cartilage has remarkable functional properties that have been difficult(More)
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