© 2014

Developing Insights in Cartilage Repair

  • Pieter J. Emans
  • Lars Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pieter J. Emans, Lars Peterson
      Pages 3-18
  3. Fundamental Research, Biomaterials and Bioreactor Involved in Cartilage Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Alan Ivkovic, Andreja Vukasovic, Ryan M. Porter, Damir Hudetz, Marko Pecina, Christopher H. Evans
      Pages 21-41
    3. Marjolein M. J. Caron, Tim J. M. Welting, Lodewijk W. van Rhijn, Pieter J. Emans
      Pages 43-63
    4. Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda
      Pages 65-77
    5. Gian M. Salzmann, Martin J. Stoddart
      Pages 79-97
    6. Elizaveta Kon, Francesco Perdisa, Giuseppe Filardo, Luca Andriolo, Francesco Tentoni, Maurilio Marcacci
      Pages 99-108
  4. Imaging of Cartilage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Goetz H. Welsch, Friedrich F. Hennig, Siegfried Trattnig
      Pages 111-128
  5. Cartilage Repair Techniques

  6. Other Aspects of Cartilage Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Enrique Villalobos Jr., Anell Olivos-Meza, Aldo Izaguirre, Clemente Ibarra
      Pages 227-239

About this book


This book reviews the current basic and clinical research into the mechanisms of cartilage injury and  its management. It illustrates the considerable progress made in the search for solutions to cartilage related problems.


Developing Insights in Cartilage Repair describes fundamental research and the use of biomaterials, bioreactors, and imaging as part of existing cartilage repair strategies, while revealing the on-going trends for emerging techniques. The aim of the Editors and their team of authorities in cartilage medicine has been to provide a link between laboratory work and the daily treatment of patients in a clinical setting. This book reveals the highly multidisciplinary nature of the topic and it will thus not only be of considerable interest to a large proportion of the orthopaedic community, but also any discipline in which cartilaginous tissue is involved, including otorhinolaryngology and plastic surgery.

·         Provides an insight of cartilage and its repair to physicians and scientists with an active interest in cartilage repair and new transplantation techniques

·         Describes different strategies to repair cartilage defects as well as fundamental research concerning cartilage biology and imaging

·         Up-to-date research enables fast clinical implementation of novel findings to optimize cartilage repair


Cartilage Repair Cartilage Replacement Emerging Techniques Imaging Techniques Orthopedics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pieter J. Emans
    • 1
  • Lars Peterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

About the editors

Pieter Emans of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands and Lars Peterson, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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