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Bioabsorbable fabrics for musculoskeletal scaffolds

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Textiles for Orthopaedic and Surgical Applications: Fundamentals, Applications and Tissue Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781782420170
ISBN (Print)9781782420262
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2015
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


This chapter discusses how woven, braided, and knitted scaffolds have been used in bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament tissue engineering (TE). First, we describe the different steps for manufacturing filaments, yarns, and bioabsorbable textiles. Then we discuss issues related to the characterization and modelling of fabrics and scaffolds. In separate sections, we also consider four different applications of experimental TE using textile scaffolds, and we list currently available commercial products.


  • Bioabsorbable fabric, Bone, Cartilage, Ligament, Tendon, Textile scaffold

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Field of science, Statistics Finland