Poly-L-D-lactic acid scaffold in the repair of porcine knee cartilage lesions.

  title={Poly-L-D-lactic acid scaffold in the repair of porcine knee cartilage lesions.},
  author={Outi Pulliainen and Anna I Vasara and Mika M. Hyttinen and Virpi Tiitu and Piia K. Valonen and Minna Kellom{\"a}ki and Jukka S. Jurvelin and L. -L. Peterson and Anders H Lindahl and Ilkka Kiviranta and Mikko J. Lammi},
  journal={Tissue engineering},
  volume={13 6},
Articular cartilage injuries cause a major clinical problem because of the negligible repair capacity of cartilage. Autologous chondrocyte transplantation is a surgical method developed to repair cartilage lesions. In the operation, cartilage defect is covered with a periosteal patch and the suspension of cultured autologous chondrocytes is injected into the lesion site. The method can form good repair tissue, but new techniques are needed to make the operation easier and to increase the… CONTINUE READING