Tissue Engineering and Its Potential Impact on Surgery

  title={Tissue Engineering and Its Potential Impact on Surgery},
  author={B. A. Sonal Lalan and M. D. Irina Pomerantseva and M. D. Joseph P. Vacanti},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The loss or failure of an organ or tissue is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly problems in healthcare. Current treatment modalities include transplantation of organs, surgical reconstruction, use of mechanical devices, or supplementation of metabolic products. A new field, tissue engineering, applies the principles and methods of engineering, material science, and cell and molecular biology toward the development of viable substitutes which restore, maintain, or improve the… CONTINUE READING

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