Engineering strategies to facilitate regeneration of missing tissues commonly employ biomaterial scaffolds to guide tissue formation. Such approaches often seek to leverage bioresorbable scaffold materials to mitigate potential complications that might be associated with long-term retention of the implanted material.
Tissue engineering scaffolds increasingly seek to mimic complex biomolecular and mechanical gradients reflective of the tissue(s) of interest to guide regeneration, especially at complex tissue interfaces such as the osteochondral interface of the mandibular condyle.
The growth of the field of tissue engineering over the past several decades has been remarkable. While considerable investments continue to be placed in research and development for tissue engineering technologies, translation of the technologies to the clinic to effect patient care remains the ultimate objective.
Autograft bone serves as a standard option for bone regeneration in a variety of contexts in the craniomaxillofacial complex, due in part to the osteoinductivity generally presented by the graft tissue.
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Tissue engineering is based on the interaction between stem cells, biomaterials and factors delivered in biological niches.