Author(s): Ratcliffe A, Butler DL, Dyment NA, Cagle PJ Jr, Proctor CS,
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Abstract Enhanced tendon and ligament repair would have a major impact on orthopedic surgery outcomes, resulting in reduced repair failures and repeat surgeries, more rapid return to function, and reduced health care costs. Scaffolds have been used for mechanical and biologic reinforcement of repair and regeneration with mixed results. This review summarizes efforts made using biologic and synthetic scaffolds using rotator cuff and ACL as examples of clinical applications, discusses recent advances that have shown promising clinical outcomes, and provides insight into future therapy.
This article was published in Ann Biomed Eng
and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies