A low friction, biphasic and boundary lubricating hydrogel for cartilage replacement.

@article{Milner2018ALF,
  title={A low friction, biphasic and boundary lubricating hydrogel for cartilage replacement.},
  author={Piers E Milner and Maria Parkes and Jennifer L. Puetzer and Robert Clark Chapman and Molly M Stevens and Philippa Cann and Jonathan R T Jeffers},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2018},
  volume={65},
  pages={
          102-111
        }
}
Partial joint repair is a surgical procedure where an artificial material is used to replace localised chondral damage. These artificial bearing surfaces must articulate against cartilage, but current materials do not replicate both the biphasic and boundary lubrication mechanisms of cartilage. A research challenge therefore exists to provide a material that mimics both boundary and biphasic lubrication mechanisms of cartilage. In this work a polymeric network of a biomimetic boundary lubricant… CONTINUE READING
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