The Use of Scaffolds in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Frances Henson1, Alan Getgood*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 261
Last Page: 266
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-5-261
Article History:Received Date: 5/4/2011
Revision Received Date: 16/4/2011
Acceptance Date: 24/4/2011
Electronic publication date: 28/7/2011
Collection year: 2011
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
The use of bioengineering scaffolds remains an integral part of the tissue engineering concept. A significant amount of basic science and clinical research has been focused on the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues including bone, articular cartilage, meniscus, ligament and tendon. This review aims to provide the reader with a summary of the principals of using material scaffolds in musculoskeletal tissue engineering applications and how these materials may eventually come to be incorporated in clinical practice.