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The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears

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posted on 23.05.2018, 00:00 by Crystal KeanCrystal Kean, RJ Brown, James Chapman
© 2017 Kean et al. Extensive investigations over the recent decades have established the anatomical, biomechanical and functional importance of the meniscus in the knee joint. As a functioning part of the joint, it serves to prevent the deterioration of articular cartilage and subsequent osteoarthritis. To this end, meniscus repair and regeneration is of particular interest from the biomaterial, bioengineering and orthopaedic research community. Even though meniscal research is previously of a considerable volume, the research community with evolving material science, biology and medical advances are all pushing toward emerging novel solutions and approaches to the successful treatment of meniscal difficulties. This review presents a tactical evaluation of the latest biomaterials, experiments to simulate meniscal tears and the state-of-the-art materials and strategies currently used to treat tears.

History

Volume

5

Start Page

1

End Page

26

Number of Pages

26

eISSN

2167-8359

Publisher

PeerJ, UK

Additional Rights

CC-BY 4.0

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

31/10/2017

External Author Affiliations

Advanced Medical Solutions, UK

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

PeerJ