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- Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage

In this chapter, we will discuss the strategies employed by researchers striving to repair articular cartilage through biological means. While methods to repair cartilage using surgery exist (e.g., debridement, microfracture, and mosaicplasty), tissue engineering holds the promise of complete regeneration. Furthermore, engineered constructs that are mechanically functional from day 1 can be designed, potentially decreasing recovery time for the patient.