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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2013006559
pages 243-244

Challenges of Musculofascial Tissue Regeneration

Charles E. Butler
Plastic Surgeon, The University of Texas; MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 1488, Houston, Texas, 77030

ABSTRACT

The regeneration of musculofascial tissue in vivo poses multiple challenges. Various bioprosthetic materials are commercially available and have made a major positive impact in this field, but they have considerable limitations. The development of novel scaffolds that produce better functional outcomes and cost less will be critical to the ability to successfully regenerate musculofascial tissues in humans.