The repair of musculoskeletal tissue is a vital concern of all surgical specialties, orthopedics and related disciplines. Written by recognized experts, this book aims to provide both basic and advanced knowledge of the newer methodologies being developed and introduced to the clinical arena. A valuable resource for researchers, developers, and clinicians, the book presents a foundation to propel the technology and integration of the current state of knowledge into the 21st century.
Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration discusses the advanced biomaterials scientists are exploring for use as tools to mimic the structure of musculoskeletal tissues. Bone and other musculoskeletal tissues naturally have a nanocomposite structure, therefore nanocomposites are ideally suited as a material for replacing and regenerating these natural tissues. In addition, biological properties such as biointegration and the ability to tailor and dope the materials make them highly desirable for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. Provides a comprehensive discussion on the design and advancements made in the use of nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration Presents an In-depth coverage of material properties Includes discussions on polymers, ceramics, and glass
Nanoengineering in Musculoskeletal Regeneration provides the reader an updated summary of the therapeutic pipeline—from biomedical discovery to clinical implementation—aimed at improving treatments for patients with conditions of the muscles, tendons, cartilage, meniscus, and bone. Regenerative medicine focuses on using stem cell biology to advance medical therapies for devastating disorders. This text presents novel, significant, and interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental results related to nanoscience and nanotechnology in musculoskeletal regeneration. Content includes basic, translational, and clinical research addressing musculoskeletal repair and regeneration for the treatment of diseases and injuries of the skeleton and its associated tissues. Musculoskeletal degeneration and complications from injuries have become more prevalent as people live longer and increasingly participate in rigorous athletic and recreational activities. Additionally, defects in skeletal tissues may immobilize people and cause inflammation and pain. Musculoskeletal regeneration research provides solutions to repair, restore, or replace skeletal elements and associated tissues that are affected by acute injury, chronic degeneration, genetic dysfunction, and cancer-related defects. The goal of musculoskeletal regeneration medicine research is to improve quality of life and outcomes for people with musculoskeletal injury or degradation. Provides broad coverage in all research areas focused on the applications of nanotechnology in musculoskeletal regeneration Offers useful guidance for physician-scientists with expertise in orthopedics, regenerative medicine, bioengineering, biomaterials, nanoengineering, stem cell biology, and chemistry Serves as a practical reference for many disciplines, including bioengineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal regenerative medicine, and nanomedicine
Bio-Instructive Scaffolds for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine explores musculoskeletal tissue growth and development across populations, ranging from elite athletes to the elderly. The regeneration and reparation of musculoskeletal tissues present the unique challenges of requiring both the need to withstand distinct forces applied to the body and ability to support cell populations. The book is separated into sections based on tissue type, including bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon, muscle, and musculoskeletal tissue interfaces. Within each tissue type, the chapters are subcategorized into strategies focused on cells, hydrogels, polymers, and other materials (i.e. ceramics and metals) utilized in musculoskeletal tissue engineering applications. In each chapter, the relationships that exist amongst the strategy, stem cell differentiation and somatic cell specialization at the intracellular level are emphasized. Examples include intracellular signaling through growth factor delivery, geometry sensing of the surrounding network, and cell signaling that stems from altered population dynamics. Presents a self-contained work for the field of musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Focuses on how materials of structures can be designed to be resistant while promoting viable grafts Contains major tissue types that are covered with a strategy for each material and structure
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering introduces the fundamental concepts and translational applications of musculoskeletal tissue engineering, in combination with emerging technologies and materials. Sections discuss Tissues and Technologies, covering a range of musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, cartilage, ligament and more. Each chapter in this section details core tissue engineering principles specific to each tissue type. Next, a Technologies section looks at the range of biomaterials used in musculoskeletal tissue engineering, focusing on biocompatibility of materials and interactions at the material-tissue interface. Other chapters cover nanotechnology, 3D printing, gene therapy, tissue chips, and more. This book offers an advanced reference text for researchers in biomedical engineering, materials science and regenerative medicine. Details various materials and cutting-edge technologies for musculoskeletal tissue engineering Covers a range of musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, meniscus, and more Provides a balance between basic concepts and translational applications for a broad audience
Developmental Biology and Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering: Principles and Applications focuses on the regeneration of orthopedic tissue, drawing upon expertise from developmental biologists specializing in orthopedic tissues and tissue engineers who have used and applied developmental biology approaches. Musculoskeletal tissues have an inherently poor repair capacity, and thus biologically-based treatments that can recapitulate the native tissue properties are desirable. Cell- and tissue-based therapies are gaining ground, but basic principles still need to be addressed to ensure successful development of clinical treatments. Written as a source of information for practitioners and those with a nascent interest, it provides background information and state-of-the-art solutions and technologies. Recent developments in orthopedic tissue engineering have sought to recapitulate developmental processes for tissue repair and regeneration, and such developmental-biology based approaches are also likely to be extremely amenable for use with more primitive stem cells. Brings the fields of tissue engineering and developmental biology together to explore the potential for regenerative medicine-based research to contribute to enhanced clinical outcomes Initial chapters provide an outline of the development of the musculoskeletal system in general, and later chapters focus on specific tissues Addresses the effect of mechanical forces on the musculoskeletal system during development and the relevance of these processes to tissue engineering Discusses the role of genes in the development of musculoskeletal tissues and their potential use in tissue engineering Describes how developmental biology is being used to influence and guide tissue engineering approaches for cartilage, bone, disc, and tendon repair
Repair and regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues is generating substantial interest within the biomedical community. Consequently, these are the most researched tissues from the regeneration point of view. Regenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues and Interfaces presents information on the fundamentals, progress and recent developments related to the repair and regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues and interfaces. This comprehensive review looks at individual tissues as well as tissue interfaces. Early chapters cover various fundamentals of biomaterials and scaffolds, types of cells, growth factors, and mechanical forces, moving on to discuss tissue-engineering strategies for bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, meniscus, and muscle, as well as progress and advances in tissue vascularization and nerve innervation of the individual tissues. Final chapters present information on musculoskeletal tissue interfaces. Comprehensive review of the repair and regeneration of musculoskeletal individual tissues and tissue interfaces Presents recent developments, fundamentals and progress in the field of engineering tissues Reviews progress and advances in tissue vascularization and innervation
Tissue engineering integrates knowledge and tools from biological sciences and engineering for tissue regeneration. A challenge for tissue engineering is to identify appropriate cell sources. The recent advancement of stem cell biology provides enormous opportunities to engineer stem cells for tissue engineering. The impact of stem cell technology on tissue engineering will be revolutionary. This book covers state-of-the-art knowledge on the potential of stem cells for the regeneration of a wide range of tissues and organs, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and skin tissues. The technology platforms for studying and engineering stem cells, such as hydrogel and biomaterials development, microfluidics system and microscale patterning, are also illustrated. Regulatory challenges and quality control for clinical translation are also detailed. This book provides an comprehensive update on the advancement in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and serves as a valuable resource for both researchers and students. Contents: Tissue Engineering: From Basic Biology to Cell-Based Applications (R M Nerem)Recent Advances and Future Perspectives on Somatic Cell Reprogramming (K-Y Kim & I-H Park)Hematopoietic Stem Cells (J J Trowbridge)Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Tissue Regeneration (N F Huang & S Li)Delivery Vehicles for Deploying Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Tissue Repair (M S Friedman & J K Leach)Stem Cells for Cardiac Tissue Engineering (J L Young et al.)Cardiovascular System: Stem Cells in Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels (R Sawh-Martinez et al.)Stem Cells for Vascular Regeneration: An Engineering Approach (L E Dickinson & S Gerecht)Stem Cells and Wound Repair (S H Ko et al.)Engineering Cartilage: From Materials to Small Molecules (J M Coburn & J H Elisseeff)Adult Stem Cells for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering (S Saha et al.)Stem Cells for Disc Repair (A A Allon et al.)Skeletal Tissue Engineering: Progress and Prospects (N J Panetta et al.)Clinical Applications of a Stem Cell Based Therapy for Oral Bone Reconstruction (B McAllister & K Haghighat)Therapeutic Strategies for Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord Using Stem Cells (M S Beattie & J C Bresnahan)Potential of Tissue Engineering and Neural Stem Cells in the Understanding and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases (C Auclair-Daigle & F Berthod)High-Throughput Systems for Stem Cell Engineering (D A Brafman et al.)Microscale Technologies for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Differentiation (J W Nichol et al.)Quality Control of Autologous Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapies (N Dusserre et al.)Regulatory Challenges for Cell-Based Therapeutics (T McAllister et al.) Readership: Life science scientists; biomedical researchers; cell biologists; academics, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students in cell biology, biochemistry and genetics; surgeons; clinicians; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry professionals. Keywords: Stem Cells;Tissue Engineering;Regenerative Medicine;Biotechnology;Cell EngineeringReview:0