volume 19, issue 4, P1007-1022 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.005
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Abstract: Tissue repair is a major issue in orthopedics. Many musculoskeletal tissues, including cartilage, meniscus, and the anterior cruciate ligament, heal poorly after injury. Recent studies have led to the identification of numerous growth factors and other gene products that can promote the regeneration of damaged musculoskeletal tissues. In the last century, the discovery and evolving use of antibiotics has significantly decreased the prevalence and severity of infectious diseases. In many orthopedic scenarios, h…

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