Braided nanofibrous scaffold for tendon and ligament tissue engineering.

  title={Braided nanofibrous scaffold for tendon and ligament tissue engineering.},
  author={John G Barber and Andrew M. Handorf and Tyler J Allee and Wan-Ju Li},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  volume={19 11-12},
Tendon and ligament (T/L) injuries present an important clinical challenge due to their intrinsically poor healing capacity. Natural healing typically leads to the formation of scar-like tissue possessing inferior mechanical properties. Therefore, tissue engineering has gained considerable attention as a promising alternative for T/L repair. In this study, we fabricated braided nanofibrous scaffolds (BNFSs) as a potential construct for T/L tissue engineering. Scaffolds were fabricated by… CONTINUE READING
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