The poor ability of articular cartilage to repair following disease and injury makes the tissue a key target for reparative and regenerative medicine strategies. It has been shown that human knee joint resides under hypoxic conditions. Oxygen tension in healthy human synovium is between 7 and 11% and in articular cartilage may therefore be as low as 1–2.5% .
Volume Subject Area:Poster Session II: Growth, Remodeling, and Repair
Topics:Cartilage, Enzymes, Mechanical properties, Oxygen, Tension, Biological tissues, Biomedicine, Diseases, Knee, Maintenance, Wounds
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