María Teresa Castaño-Oreja

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BACKGROUND Several biomaterials are currently available for soft-tissue augmentation. Biocompatibility is an indispensable condition for any such product. Appropriate histologic evaluation is a prerequisite for understanding the responses of tissues to implant materials. Recently, hyaluronic acid and polyacrylamide gel products have been introduced as(More)
OBJECTIVES Decreased levels of transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) have been related to the failure of cartilage repair in experimental models of osteoarthritis. This study aimed to examine this aspect of osteoarthritis in human cartilage. METHODS Cartilage samples were obtained from 11 patients with hip osteoarthritis and 11 patients with femoral(More)
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