Journal of Nanomaterials / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

In Vivo Study of Ligament-Bone Healing after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Autologous Tendons with Mesenchymal Stem Cells Affinity Peptide Conjugated Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffold

Figure 1

Schematic illustration of electrospinning devices and scanning electron microscope observation of nanofibers characteristics in lattice-like electrospun scaffolds. (a) Schematic diagram of electrospun scaffold device showed lattice-like fibers collecting by copper wire grid. (b) Picture of scaffold showed general view of lattice-like PLLA meshes. ((c), (e), and (f)) Micrographs showed nanofibers distribution in different regions of lattice-like PLLA meshes. Detailed view showed local enlarged fibers on ridge (e) and nonwoven region (f) of each lattice. (d) Histogram showed distribution of nanofibers’ diameter in scaffolds.

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