Cartilage Tissue Engineering: An Introduction

Methods Mol Biol. 2023:2598:1-7. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2839-3_1.


Once damaged, cartilage has limited healing capability. This has led to a huge body of research that aims to repair or regenerate this important tissue. Despite the progress made, significant hurdles still need to be overcome. This chapter highlights some of the progress made, while elaborating on areas that need further research. The concept of translation and the route to clinical translation must be kept in mind if some of the promising preclinical research is to make it to routine clinical application.

Keywords: Cartilage; Cell source; Chondral; Preclinical models; Regenerative medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Cartilage, Articular*
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Engineering*
  • Tissue Scaffolds