Clonal growth of human articular cartilage and the functional role of the periosteum in chondrogenesis.

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OBJECTIVE Clinical cartilage repair with transplantation of cultured chondrocytes, the first described technique introduced in 1994, includes a periosteal membrane but today cells are also implanted without the periosteal combination. The aim of this study was to see if the periosteum had more than a biomechanical function and if the periosteum had a… (More)

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