Cartilage tissue engineering: instructing cell-based tissue repair through scaffold design

Timothy Bryan Francis Woodfield

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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In this study, we investigated the process feasibility of designing anatomically-shaped tissueengineered implants for resurfacing of small articulating joints (i.e. with a short term follow-up in rabbit knee model. This process introduced a number of combinatorial methods for the development of 3D anatomic models from CT scans of the rabbit knee and computer aided design (CAD); rapid prototyping (RP) of porous PEGT/PBT implants with anatomically-shaped external contours but different internal pore architectures; in vitro seeding and tissue culture of expanded rabbit chondrocytes on implants; static and dynamic mechanical evaluation and biochemical composition prior to implantation; and finally re-implantation in an autologous approach in the rabbit knee following tibial and femoral osteotomy.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • van Blitterswijk, Clemens A., Supervisor
  • Riesle, Jens, Co-Supervisor
Award date2 Jul 2004
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365-2057-6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2004


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