This book covers the latest research and advancements related to articular cartilage in biology, development, pathology, clinical applications and tissue engineering. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the breadth and depth of basic science, bioengineering, translational science and detailed methological approaches. It is designed to be an all encompassing encyclopedia of articular cartilage. Written at a level that allows wide accessibility, the book’s comprehensive focus on multiple aspects of articular cartilage sets it apart from other books.
Table of Contents
Structure and Function of Cartilage. Articular Cartilage Development. Articular Cartilage Pathology and Therapies. Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage. Methods for Evaluating Articular Cartilage Quality. Perspectives on the Translational Aspects of Articular Cartilage Biology. Experimental Protocols.
Kyriacos A. Athanasiou is a distinguished professor and the Child Family Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis.
Eric M. Darling is an associate professor of medical science, orthopaedics, and engineering in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown University.
Jerry C. Hu is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis.