Ting-wu W Qin

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To develop a naturally derived tendon tissue engineering scaffold with the preservation of the native ultrastructure, tensile strength, and biochemical composition of the tendon extracellular matrix (ECM), decellularized tendon slices (DTSs) were prepared using repetitive freeze/thaw of the intact Achilles tendons, frozen section, and nuclease treatment.(More)
Cell-based tissue engineered tendons have potential to improve clinical outcomes following rotator cuff repair, especially in large or massive rotator cuff tears, which pose a great clinical challenge. The aim of this study was to develop a method of constructing a functional engineered tendon patch for rotator cuff repair with cyclic mechanical(More)
Although varieties of surgical repair techniques and materials have been used to repair rotator cuff defects, re-tearing frequently occurs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the postoperative outcomes of rotator cuff repairs with a decellularized tendon slices (DTSs) graft in a rabbit model. Large defects in the infraspinatus tendons were created(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) microenvironment for the stem cell niches, including but not limited to the biochemical composition, matrix topography, and stiffness, is crucial to stem cell proliferation and differentiation. The purpose of this study was to explore the capacity of the decellularized tendon slices (DTSs) to induce stem cell proliferation and(More)
Total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective method of treating end-stage arthritis of the knee. It is not, however, a procedure without risk due to a number of factors, one of which is diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to estimate the general prevalence of diabetes in patients about to undergo primary TKR and to determine whether diabetes(More)
We report a direct measurement of the adhesion strength of human embryonic tenocytes (HETCs) and transformed human embryonic tenocytes (THETCs) to fibronectin (FN)- and type I collagen (CNI)- modified poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) substrates with a micropipette aspiration technique. PLGA substrates were first coated with poly-D-lysine (PDL), and then(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the histocompatibility of three bio-derived bones. METHODS After treatment with different physical and chemical method, three bio-derived bones, the composite fully deproteinized bone (CFDB), partially deproteinized bone (PDPB) and partially decalcified bone (PDCB) were implanted into rabbits. The toxicity, immune response and(More)
Porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has been widely used in repairing various tissues and organs. Despite this, some SIS products have the capacity to cause variable inflammatory responses after implantation resulting in severe adverse effects due to porcine cell existence. In this study, we described a multi-step method including mechanical(More)
The efficacy and safety of a material derived from human bones in the repair of critical segmental bone defects are evaluated in a rhesus monkey model. Frozen human bones were chemically and physically processed into a partially demineralized and deproteinized material in blocks. The complete tissue-engineered (TE) bone was constructed of the material(More)
We investigated the effects of gamma irradiation versus ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization on the mechanical strength of cortical bone grafts. Tibias were collected from cadavers of mature goats. Sixty test specimens were randomized into four groups: fresh (no processing), frozen (freezing at -70 degrees C), gamma-irradiated, and ETO-sterilized specimens.(More)