Our publications reflect the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s pursuit of clinical, translational and basic science research excellence.
Featured Publications of the Quarter
The following three articles were published in a June supplemental issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma that focuses on trends and surgical directions in trauma.
Dr. Crist and colleagues from the University of California-Davis Medical Center report on the state of tissue engineering for traumatic defects of bone, cartilage, and soft tissue. The authors conclude that although there are few clinically available regenerative methods, the basic science realm still holds the most promise for advances in tissue engineering.
Authors of the article titled "Understanding Articular Cartilage Injury and Potential Treatments" shed light on the molecular response to cartilage injury, how residual joint incongruity and instability affect the joint's ability to recover from injury, and how chondrocyte apoptosis in response can influence the joint.
In the article titled "Cell-Based Therapies for the Treatment of Fractures," the authors highlight some of the recent findings regarding the role of the immune system in fracture healing and how a variety of cells communicate with each other during the healing process.
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