Engineering Niches for Bone Tissue Regeneration

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This chapter places the topics from previous chapters into the context of bone tissue regeneration. The chapter introduces bone as a tissue and as a complex organ and discusses the clinical need for bone regeneration strategies. It shortly discusses historical and current regenerative and bone healing strategies and then emphasizes on potential uses of materials and engineering approaches that can be used to influence and control the bone niche. The focus is on the applications and evidence for the many existing strategies available to augment bone regeneration. Future developing and promising topics are also discussed and how these may ultimately benefit patients.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128027561
ISBN (Print)9780128027349
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2017

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