This is an exciting time for the field of skeletal muscle tissue engineering. The development of regenerative medicine technologies for skeletal muscle repair and reconstruction continues at an impressive rate. This new publication reviews the recent growth and increasing sophistication of translational research with a focus on creating solutions for otherwise irrecoverable muscle injuries. First, there is a comprehensive snapshot of where this rapidly growing and increasingly visible field of research now stands. Then, current technological limitations, knowledge gaps, and roadblocks to future progress are identified. The establishment of long-lasting, interdisciplinary, global, and collaborative, partnerships is necessary for turning the enormous possibilities for muscle tissue repair and regeneration into treatment solutions. 'Muscle Tissue Engineering, Regeneration and Repair' provides the needed background and perspective for undergraduates, graduate students, scientists, engineers, and clinicians interested in learning about and/or getting involved in this important effort.