Morphological characterization of a novel scaffold for anterior cruciate ligament tissue engineering.

@article{Laurent2011MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological characterization of a novel scaffold for anterior cruciate ligament tissue engineering.},
  author={C{\'e}dric P Laurent and Jean-François Ganghoffer and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Babin and J. Six and Xiangjun Wang and Rachid Rahouadj},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 6},
  pages={
          065001
        }
}
Tissue engineering offers an interesting alternative to current anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries. Indeed, a tissue-engineered solution could ideally overcome the long-term complications due to actual ACL reconstruction by being gradually replaced by biological tissue. Key requirements concerning the ideal scaffold for ligament tissue engineering are numerous and concern its mechanical properties, biochemical nature, and morphology. This study is aimed at predicting the morphology of a… CONTINUE READING
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