Tag: Regenerative

Regenerative Medicine – Sports Medicine

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Regenerative Medicine

The Regenerative Sports Medicine team at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine studies the body’s ability to heal itself.

These innovative, outpatient procedures are minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided, and use local (not general) anesthesia. They are used for a variety of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Tendon injuries affecting the:
    • Ankle (e.g., Achilles)
    • Knee (e.g., “Jumper’s knee”)
    • Elbow (e.g., “Tennis elbow” or “Golfer’s elbow”)
  • Plantar fascia injuries (“Plantar fasciitis”)
  • Ligament sprains
  • Arthritis and meniscal injuries

We utilize components that your own body creates to assist in your healing process.

  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) – Using your own blood, we are able to isolate and concentrate your platelets that we then inject back into the injured area. Our quality control program ensures that our PRP preparations are consistent and high quality, and our PRP preparations can be individualized to meet your specific needs
  • Bone marrow – We obtain bone marrow from your pelvic
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Regenerative Medicine | Ohio State College of Medicine

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine presents the possibility of a revolutionary way of delivering medicine. It’s the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage or congenital defects. It includes the injection of stem cells or progenitor cells (also known as cell-based therapies), the induction of regeneration by biologically active molecules, and transplantation of laboratory-grown organs and tissues. It has the potential to solve the problem of organ transplant rejection, organ transplant wait, and irreparable damage. The field of regenerative medicine overlaps with tissue engineering, however it focuses on how the body can use cells, biomolecules and supporting structures to heal tissue. In the immediate term, there are limited products on the market primarily focused on skin, cartilage and bone substitutes.

Interdisciplinary research

The complicated nature of regenerative medicine requires that its reach is broad and multidisciplinary

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