A collagen scaffold is a commercial product that is formed from collagen material pre-shaped to suit the anatomical structure for which it is to be used.

 

Populating the scaffold with cells

By soaking the scaffold in the patient's blood or specially-prepared cells, the cells regenerate using the collagen scaffold as a template.

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Ian McDermott FRCS explains the current options for managing a meniscus tear.

An 'interpretation' of a 2008 paper looking at whether the use of a collagen meniscus is valuable after meniscus injury. The conclusion was there there was some likely benefit in patients who had had a previous meniscectomy but not in patients who had just torn their meniscus.

An 'interpretation' of an article from 2004 discussing the concepts of re-growing a meniscus from scaffolds and stem cells.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Three Dimensional Collagen Scaffold Promotes Intrinsic Vascularisation for Tissue Engineering Applications. Chan EC, Kuo S-M, Kong AM, Morrison WA, Dusting GJ, Mitchell GM, Lim SY and Guei-Sheung Liu G-S. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2): e0149799.


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