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Featured article: Scaffold-free tissue engineering for injured joint surface restoration

Scaffold-free tissue engineeringArticular cartilage does not heal spontaneously due to its limited healing capacity, and thus effective treatment for cartilage injuries has remained challenging. Recently, as an alternative for chondrocyte-based therapy, mesenchymal stem cell-based therapy has received considerable research attention. In this review, Shimomura et al. discuss the latest developments regarding stem cell-based therapies for cartilage repair, with special focus on recent scaffold-free approaches.

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About the Society

The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy is a professional society that represents Europe in the fields of degenerative joint disease and sports medicine. 


Aims and scope

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is an international journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and the clinics and publishes papers related to the entire field of experimental orthopaedics, including physiological, pathological and therapeutic aspects of cartilage, bone, tendons and ligaments and other musculoskeletal tissues. It is the official basic science journal of ESSKA, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. The journal ensures rapid peer-review and publication of high quality papers.

Best Reviewers 2017

We are happy to announce the JEO Best Reviewers 2017, please join us in congratulating Drs Laura de Girolamo, Patrick Orth and Patricia Diaz Rodriguez!

Laura de Girolamo
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Patrick Orth
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Patricia Diaz Rodriguez
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  • The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is the official basic science journal of ESSKA.

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