Transplantation of Chondrocytes Utilizing a Polymer‐Cell Construct to Produce Tissue‐Engineered Cartilage in the Shape of a Human Ear

@article{Cao1997TransplantationOC,
  title={Transplantation of Chondrocytes Utilizing a Polymer‐Cell Construct to Produce Tissue‐Engineered Cartilage in the Shape of a Human Ear},
  author={Yilin Cao and Joseph Phillip Vacanti and Keith T. Paige and Joseph Upton and Charles A. Vacanti},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={100},
  pages={297–302}
}
&NA; This study evaluates the feasibility of growing tissue‐engineered cartilage in the shape of a human ear using chondrocytes seeded onto a synthetic biodegradable polymer fashioned in the shape of a 3‐year‐old child's auricle. A polymer template was formed in the shape of a human auricle using a nonwoven mesh of polyglycolic acid molded after being immersed in a 1% solution of polylactic acid. Each polyglycolic acid‐polylactic acid template was seeded with chondrocytes isolated from bovine… 

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