Articular cartilage biomechanics, mechanobiology, and tissue engineering

Eugene Koay, Kyriacos Athanasiou

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Abstract

Tissue engineering is a promising solution to address articular cartilage pathology. The creation of strategies for functional replacement of diseased cartilage relies heavily on the knowledge of the physiology and development of articular cartilage, especially in terms of the influence of biomechanical forces on the tissue. This review will present the current knowledge of biomechanical structure-function relationships of native articular cartilage, and synthesize this knowledge with strategies to engineer the tissue in vitro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomechanical Systems Technology: Muscular Skeletal Systems
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages1-37
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9789812771384
ISBN (Print)9812707980, 9789812709837
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Articular cartilage
  • Mechanobiology
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Koay, E., & Athanasiou, K. (2009). Articular cartilage biomechanics, mechanobiology, and tissue engineering. In Biomechanical Systems Technology: Muscular Skeletal Systems (pp. 1-37). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812771384_0001