Role of N-Carboxybutyl chitosan in the repair of the meniscus

R. Muzzarelli, V. Bicchiega, G. Biagini, A. Pugnaloni, R. Rizzoli

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N-Carboxybutyl chitosan obtained from crustacean chitin was used to assist the spontaneous tissue repair of the meniscus, which is usually of extreme difficulty. Results indicate that this natural modified polysaccharide is well-tolerated at the articular synovial level. It also favors and stimulates the repair processes which do not take place spontaneously in the meniscus. N-Carboxybutyl chitosan, therefore, plays a role which helps in repairing meniscal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-148
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Muzzarelli, R., Bicchiega, V., Biagini, G., Pugnaloni, A., & Rizzoli, R. (1992). Role of N-Carboxybutyl chitosan in the repair of the meniscus. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 7(2), 130-148.