Universität Rostock, 2020
Abstract: The self-repair capability of articular cartilage is limited due to the lack of vascularization and low turnover of its extracellular matrix. In quest of therapeutic options, electrical stimulation has been proposed for improving tissue engineering approaches for the repair of articular cartilage. The use of electrical stimulation for the repair of cartilage tissue requires detailed preliminary analysis. In this thesis, computational models have been studied that can be used for optimizing the experimental protocols for cartilage–tissue repair using electrical stimulation.
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