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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Wound Healing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sheng-De Ge
      Pages 3-12
    3. Axel Stemberger, Jürgen Altmeppen, Frank Bader, Andreas Calatzis
      Pages 29-38
    4. H. Redl, G. Schlag
      Pages 39-43
  3. Gene Therapy and Growth Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. H.-G. Machens, J. R. Morgan, F. Berthiaume, P. Stefanovich, A. C. Berger
      Pages 53-59
    3. J. Kopp, F. P. Dai, P. Kulmburg, E. Tanczos, C. Andree, X. Y. Jiao et al.
      Pages 61-65
    4. F. Dai, K. Ying, Q. Fan, J. Kopp, Y. Xie, X. Jiao et al.
      Pages 67-82
  4. Keratinocytes and Skin Reconstruction

  5. Visceral and Internal Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. G. Wechselberger, T. Schoeller, A. C. Roth, S. Lille, R. C. Rusell
      Pages 113-118
    3. T. Schoeller, G. Wechselberger, S. Lyons, A. Otto, R. C. Russell
      Pages 119-124
    4. B. M. Schaeffer, W. Back, M. D. Kramer, C. Schober, K. L. Waag, C. Lorenz
      Pages 125-134
    5. M. K. H. Auth, R. Joplin, R. Blaheta, A. Encke, P. McMaster, A. J. Strain
      Pages 135-142
  6. Cartilage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. P. Angele, A. Nerlich, R. Kujat, H. Faltermeier, H. D. Möller, B. Weigel et al.
      Pages 173-177
    3. A. Haisch, T. Rathert, O. Schultz, V. Jahnke, G. R. Burmester, M. Sittinger
      Pages 179-187
  7. Bone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. D. Hutmacher, A. Kirsch, K. L. Ackermann, M. B. Hürzeler
      Pages 197-206
  8. Muscle, Nerves and Tendons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. T. O. Acarturk, P. C. Johnson, P. A. DiMilla
      Pages 217-223
    3. H. E. McDaniel Jr.
      Pages 237-241
    4. M. Holch, A. Bienwener, H. Thermann, H. Zwipp
      Pages 243-252
  9. Vario

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About these proceedings

Introduction

C.A. VACANTI The loss or failure of an organ or tissue is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly problems in human health care. Advances in the medical sciences have enabled physicians to restore lost functions in their patients through or­ gan transplantation, reconstructive surgery with autogenous tissue transfer, or the implantation of alloplastic materials. Although only recently termed "Tissue Engineering" [1], the use of biological andlor synthetic materials in conjunction with cells to create biologic substitutes to serve as functional tis­ sue replacements has been explored by modern scientists for several decades. The concept of generating functional tissue from an organ biopsy was de­ scribed very early in the literature: "The Lord God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. The Lord God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man" [2]. Review of history further reveals that, according to legend, the first homotransplantation of an entire limb was performed by Saints Damian and Cosmas, as depicted by the artist Fra Angelico.

Keywords

burns gene therapy implant skin surgery therapy transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Björn Stark
    • 1
  • Raymund Horch
    • 1
  • Eszter TÁczos
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. Plastische und HandchirurgieChirurgische Universitätsklinik FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60309-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64347-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60309-9
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