Decellularized and Engineered Tendons as Biological Substitutes: A Critical Review

@inproceedings{Lovati2016DecellularizedAE,
  title={Decellularized and Engineered Tendons as Biological Substitutes: A Critical Review},
  author={Arianna B Lovati and Marta Bottagisio and Matteo Moretti},
  booktitle={Stem cells international},
  year={2016}
}
Tendon ruptures are a great burden in clinics. Finding a proper graft material as a substitute for tendon repair is one of the main challenges in orthopaedics, for which the requirement of a biological scaffold would be different for each clinical application. Among biological scaffolds, the use of decellularized tendon-derived matrix increasingly represents an interesting approach to treat tendon ruptures. We analyzed in vitro and in vivo studies focused on the development of efficient… CONTINUE READING
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