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53) These concepts form the basis of the theory behind the use of particulated juvenile articular cartilage graft as a treatment for osteochondral lesions.
Native and decellularized porcine articular cartilage was freeze dried and digested in 100 mM sodium phosphate buffer/10 mM Na2EDTA/10 mM L-cysteine/0.
Conclusion: The researchers concluded that the transplantation of autologous culture-expanded bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells in platelet-rich fibrin glue shows great promise in the treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage defects, particularly large-sized defects (>4 cm).
Eighteen articular cartilage-bone specimens from three canine humeral joints were studied to improve quantitative in situ correlation of articular cartilage between microscopic magnetic resonance imaging ([mu]MRI), polarized light microscopy (PLM), Fourier-transform infrared imaging (FTIRI).
Collagen type II is specific to the articular cartilage, constituting more than 90% of collagen in the tissue, whereas types I and III are abundant in the skin dermis.
The International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) has standardized the evaluation of articular cartilage injury based on the depth of the lesion.
Fig 7 shows the microscopic appearances of postoperative six months articular cartilage of both groups.
Many diseases related to joints such as osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, the destruction of articular cartilage resulting from infection, trauma, tumors and rheumatologic disease are all surgical candidates, because medical treatment usually has no effects.
All patients had a focal femoral-condyle defect in the articular cartilage of one knee, diagnosed by arthroscopy, and had been scheduled for repair surgery.
Articular cartilage represents a multi-layered composite (Fig.
If injured, articular cartilage doesn't heal--ever.
GE Healthcare also introduced a noninvasive magnetic resonance method to assess articular cartilage integrity.