Implantation of cartilage or stem cells

Remarkable cartilage regeneration

Researchers in Vienna have found a way to regenerate joint cartilage with cartilage matrix from biomaterial.

Report: Michael Krassnitzer

Joint cartilage usually regenerates very poorly. The matrix of cartilage (scaffolding) contains very few cells in deep layers. Moreover, joint cartilage is highly isolated: there are neither regenerative cells in the immediate vicinity that could migrate into the site of the defect and trigger repair, nor vessels that could transport regenerative cells to the cartilage. Unsurprisingly, researchers all over the world are experimenting with different approaches to transporting biomaterials to the joint to make cartilage repair more robust.

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