The meniscal healing process

de Albornoz, Pilar Martínez and Forriol, Francisco (2012) The meniscal healing process. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (1). pp. 10-18. ISSN 2240-4554

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Meniscus is a difficult structure to repair and replace. An injured or degenerative meniscus promotes osteoarthritic joint changes that should be avoided. Research focused on promoting healing or replacement must cover three different working lines: biology, mechanics and surgical technique. Biology research line looks for specific factors able to develop a collagen tissue in a matrix with cells that joins the edges of the lesion and also looks for factors able to keep the elasticity and able to regenerate the damaged meniscus fibres. On the other side, scaffolds need the adequate viscoelasticity to allow the penetration of vessels and cells to avoid reabsorption

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meniscus, growth factors, collagen, cartilage, angiogenesis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 14:50
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 14:50

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