A composite material consisting of filamentous carbon and polylactic acid (PLA) polymer has been used to repair tendon and ligament injuries. The filamentous carbon acts as a scaffold for the formation of new tissue. This scaffold strongly influences the orientation of new tissue. Thus, the growth characteristics of connective tissue cells on filamentous carbon and other types of fibers are of interest. These experiments are part of a series of in-vitro studies to characterize rat tendon fibroblast (RTF) cell response to carbon and other types of synthetic filaments. Preliminary results of these experiments have been presented. This study examined RFT cell response to filamentous carbon, Dacron, polyethylene, and Nylon and was specifically designed to examine the effects of fiber composition, geometric configuration, and surface characteristics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)