A meniscal scaffold is a bio-engineered framework upon which cells can be seeded to create a replacement meniscus.

meniscal scaffold sewn into place A meniscal scaffold is trimmed to fit a meniscal defect and sewn into place.

 

Collagen meniscus

The best known meniscus scaffold is based on collagen.

Synonyms: 
Collagen meniscus
Collagen scaffold
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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

Materials and structures used in meniscus repair and regeneration: a review. Vadodaria K, Kulkarni A, Santhini E and Vasudevan P. Biomedicine (Taipei). 2019 Mar; 9(1): 2.

An Overview of Scaffold Design and Fabrication Technology for Engineered Knee Meniscus. Sun J, Vijayavenkataraman S and Liu H. Materials (Basel). 2017 Jan; 10(1): 29.

Cell-Based Strategies for Meniscus Tissue Engineering. Niu W, Guo W, Han S, Zhu Y, Liu S and Guo Q. Stem Cells Int. 2016; 2016: 4717184.


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