Cartilage tissue engineering can offer promising solutions for restoring cartilage defects in the head and neck area and has potential to overcome limitations of current treatments. The primary objective of this thesis is to ultimately improve cartilage regeneration and develop an one-step surgical therapy for the repair of facial cartilage defects. Therefore, I focus on the generation of a cell-based cartilaginous framework and evaluate the suitability of cells or combination of cells on natural scaffolds.

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