Comparison of scaffolds and culture conditions for tissue engineering of the knee meniscus.

@article{Aufderheide2005ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of scaffolds and culture conditions for tissue engineering of the knee meniscus.},
  author={Adam C. Aufderheide and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou},
  journal={Tissue engineering},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 7-8},
  pages={1095-104}
}
The menisci of the knee are semilunar fibrocartilaginous structures critical in load bearing, shock absorption, stability, and lubrication. In this study, two commonly used biomaterials, a hydrogel (agarose) and a nonwoven mesh polymer [poly(glycolic acid); PGA], were compared for suitability as scaffold materials for tissue engineering the knee meniscus… CONTINUE READING