General Introduction

P.J. Emans, L. Peterson

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Hyaline cartilage enables us to move our joints even when exposed to high mechanical forces. Other types of cartilage can be found in tissues like the ear, nose, airway etc. In contrast to many other tissues only one type of cell is found in hyaline cartilage this cell is the chondrocyte. Since chondrocytes are capable to produce their own matrix, it is possible to generate cartilage in a laboratory setting. This approach applies to the ideas of tissue engineering. However aspects such as tissue architecture, integration to host tissue, and costs remain of concern when trying to repair and/or produce adequate hyaline cartilage capable to withstand high repetitive mechanical forces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Insights in Cartilage Repair
EditorsP.J. Emans, L. Peterson
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-5384-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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