Stem Cells International

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Applications in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine


Publishing date
13 Apr 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Oct 2011

Lead Editor

1Division of Surgery, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, UK; RNOH Rotation, Stanmore HA7 4LP, UK

2Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, AB, Canada T6G 2R3


Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Applications in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Description

Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries range from acute injuries to chronic, debilitating diseases and significantly affect an individual's well-being. This results in a significant disease burden on society as a whole. In recent years, there has been great interest in the cell-based treatment strategies and the potential of stem cell-based treatment options for the repair of musculoskeletal tissues.

In this issue, we will look at stem cells from various sources and discuss their isolation, proliferation, and differentiation. We will also consider the associated use of bioreactors, biomaterials, scaffolds, and growth factors. We will cover the use of stem cell applications for bone, cartilage, ligament, and tendon repair. We are particularly interested in manuscripts dealing with the topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult mesenchymal stem cells and cell surface characterization
  • Sources of adult mesenchymal stem cells and applicability for musculoskeletal applications
  • Differentiation of adult mesenchymal stem cells
  • Stem cells applications in bone repair
  • Stem cells applications in cartilage repair
  • Advances in meniscal tissue engineering
  • Stem cells applications in tendon and ligament repair
  • Scaffolds in musculoskeletal tissue engineering

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 403170
  • - Editorial

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Applications in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Wasim S. Khan | Umile Giuseppe Longo | ... | Vincenzo Denaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 326813
  • - Research Article

Minced Umbilical Cord Fragments as a Source of Cells for Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering: An In Vitro Study

A. Marmotti | S. Mattia | ... | G. M. Peretti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 921053
  • - Review Article

Mesenchymal Stem Cell for Prevention and Management of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Umile Giuseppe Longo | Nicola Papapietro | ... | Vincenzo Denaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 303724
  • - Review Article

Most British Surgeons Would Consider Using a Tissue-Engineered Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Questionnaire Study

Sarah Rathbone | Nicola Maffulli | Sarah H. Cartmell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 394962
  • - Review Article

Application of Stem Cells in Orthopedics

Andreas Schmitt | Martijn van Griensven | ... | Stefan Buchmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 168385
  • - Review Article

Stem Cells and Gene Therapy for Cartilage Repair

Umile Giuseppe Longo | Stefano Petrillo | ... | Vincenzo Denaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 465259
  • - Review Article

Optimising Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Numbers for Clinical Application: A Literature Review

E. Fossett | W. S. Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 637836
  • - Review Article

Stem Cell Applications in Tendon Disorders: A Clinical Perspective

Mark Young
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691605
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Healing of Meniscal Lacerations Using Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Fibrin Glue

Dora Ferris | David Frisbie | ... | C. Wayne McIlwraith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 438125
  • - Review Article

Ligament Tissue Engineering and Its Potential Role in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

E. W. Yates | A. Rupani | ... | S. J. Anand
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