Stimulation of Ankle Cartilage: Other Emerging Technologies (Cellular, Electricomagnetic, etc.)

Tamir Bloom, Regis Renard, Praveen Yalamanchili, Keith Wapner, Wen Chao, Sheldon Lin

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Abstract

Advances in understanding age-related changes in articular cartilage, joint homeostasis, the natural healing process after cartilage injury, and improved standards for evaluation of a joint surface made the ultimate goal of cartilage repair a possibility. New strategies for enhancement of articular cartilages' limited healing potential and biologic regeneration include advances in tissue engineering and the use of electromagnetic fields. This article reviews developments in basic science and clinical research made with these emerging technologies concerning treatment of articular cartilage defects and treatment of osteoarthritis of the ankle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-379
Number of pages17
JournalFoot and ankle clinics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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