The role of biomaterials in the treatment of meniscal tears

Crystal O. Kean, Robert J. Brown, James Chapman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere4076
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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