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Special Issue "Molecular and Tissue Engineering Approaches in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2019).
Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University Medical Center Kirrbergerstr. Bldg 37, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Interests: molecular gene therapy; human regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; musculoskeletal research; stem cells
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center and Saarland University, Kirrbergerstr. Bldg 37, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Interests: human musculoskeletal disorders; clinical orthopaedics; animal models; human regenerative medicine
Injuries affecting the various tissues of the musculoskeletal system (articular cartilage, bone, meniscus, and tendons/ligaments) do not fully heal by themselves due to a limited or unsatisfactory ability of these tissues for spontaneous repair. While a number of clinical options are available to address such problems, none are capable to reproduce the native tissue structures and original functions in patients, showing the vital need for novel alternatives that may improve the current therapies by stimulating the reparative processes in sites of injury. In this regard, a number of molecular options may be envisaged, alone or in combination, based on the application of regenerative (differentiated or progenitor) cells, candidate genes, and biomaterials adapted for each type of tissue and disease. The goal of this Special Issue is to offer an overview of the most advanced procedures that may be used as tools to improve the healing of musculoskeletal disorders in future translational approaches.
Prof. Dr. Magali Cucchiarini
Prof. Dr. Henning Madry
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- Cartilage repair
- Bone healing
- Meniscal lesions
- Tendons and ligament injuries
- Regenerative medicine
- Gene therapy
- Cell therapy
- Tissue engineering