Application of Scaffold Materials in Cartilage Tissue Engineering

  • Na Fu
  • Xu Zhang
  • Lei Sui
  • Mengting Liu
  • Yunfeng LinEmail author
Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)


The management of chondral defects is a challenging topic of current interest for scientists and surgeons. Chondral defects caused by tumor, trauma, infection, congenital malformations are very common in clinical, which seriously affect the patient’s function and quality of life. Even several centuries after its first observation, this problem has still not found a satisfactory and definitive answer. Cartilage tissue engineering, which involves novel natural scaffolds, has emerged as a promising strategy for cartilage regeneration and repair. In this chapter, we aimed to review the application of the scaffold materials in cartilage tissue engineering, including the conditions needed to meet the ideal stent, the preparation of scaffold materials, preparation methods and so on.


Chondral defect Cartilage tissue engineering Scaffold Scaffold materials Scaffold fabrication technology 



This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81671031, 81470721), Sichuan Science and Technology Innovation Team (2014TD0001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Na Fu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xu Zhang
    • 1
  • Lei Sui
    • 1
  • Mengting Liu
    • 2
  • Yunfeng Lin
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School and Hospital of StomatologyTianjin Medical UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Oral DiseasesWest China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan UniversityChengduChina

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