- Prof. I-Ming Chu
- Chemical Engineering Department, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
- Dr. Cheng-Hung Lin
- Center for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung Medical College and Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
- Prof. Chao-Ling Yao
- Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Special Issue Introduction
There has been a tremendous progress in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery, from microsurgical free flap reconstruction to allotransplantation, to name a few. Hydrogel with its versatile compositions as well as its potential to be modified to fit special applications has emerged to take on a central part of the materials used in these fields. This special issue welcomes all contributions from various angles to the many different aspects on hydrogel usages in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Reconstruction works involving hydrogel utilization in hard or soft tissues, vascularized composite allografts and immunological modification are especially welcome. However, topic like cell therapy related to the reconstruction are also invited.
KeywordsHydrogel, hard tissues, soft tissues, vascularized composite allografts, immunological modification, cell therapy, plastic and reconstructive surgery
Submission Deadline15 May 2020