OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage: A Mini-Review

Radoslav Zamborsky, Jana Rusnakova and Andreas Nicodemou

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2014.248.253

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 248-253

Abstract

Damage of articular cartilage due to congenital anomaly, injury or pathological process may lead in decreasing of life quality of affected patients. In many cases, conventional therapeutical approaches may not bring expected results. Tissue engineering by the combination of material technology and cell-based therapy may represent hope for these patients. The main goal of this review article is to summarize current knowledge about biological characteristics of somatic stem cells, chondro-inductive substances and materials in respect to regeneration of articular cartilage.

Copyright

© 2014 Radoslav Zamborsky, Jana Rusnakova and Andreas Nicodemou. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.