Regenerative Medicine and the Use of Stem Cells in Wound Healing

When I say the term, “regenerative”, it usually does not evoke the response it should, even when talking to physicians. Regeneration is not a vague, cliché, or sophisticated medical term. It specifically refers to the replacement of damaged tissue or organs with genetically identical tissue. This does not occur in humans and we don’t heal …

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Limb Salvage

There are approximately two million people living with limb loss in the U.S. 54% are related to vascular disease (including diabetes and peripheral vascular disease), 45% are trauma related and 1% malignancy related. There are 185,000 amputations per year in the U.S. In 2009, hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billon. African …

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