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INTRODUCTION Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly attractive for use in cartilage regeneration. To date, MSC are usually recruited from subchondral bone marrow using microfracture. Recent data suggest that isolated cells from adult human articular cartilage, which express the combination of the cell-surface markers CD105 and CD166, are multi-potent(More)
INTRODUCTION Current therapies for articular cartilage defects fail to achieve qualitatively sufficient tissue regeneration, possibly because of a mismatch between the speed of cartilage rebuilding and the resorption of degradable implant polymers. The present study focused on the self-healing capacity of resident cartilage cells in conjunction with(More)
This peer-reviewed article can be downloaded, printed and distributed freely for any purposes (see copyright notice below). which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Introduction: Current therapies for articular cartilage defects fail to achieve qualitatively
BACKGROUND The limited regeneration capacity of hyaline articular cartilage requires detailed studies concerning the tissue integration of cartilage transplants with meaningful but time and/or resource-consuming and in part ethically problematic animal models or, alternatively, with in vitro test systems for implant materials. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
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