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Regenerative Medicine

  • George C. Chang ChienEmail author
  • Aaron Calodney
  • Enrique Galang
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Abstract

Regenerative Medicine (RM) is an emerging area of medical practice with the goal of restoring or establishing normal function by replacing, engineering, or regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs that have been lost or injured due to age, disease, or congenital defects. RM injections include the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells. Level 1 evidence supports the efficacy of RM techniques in the treatment of common musculoskeletal injuries.

Keywords

Regenerative medicine Platelet-rich plasma Stem cells Tendinopathy Osteoarthritis Ligament injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George C. Chang Chien
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Aaron Calodney
    • 3
  • Enrique Galang
    • 4
  1. 1.Ventura County Medical CenterVenturaUSA
  2. 2.GCC InstituteArcadiaUSA
  3. 3.Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint HospitalTylerUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationN.C. Memorial HospitalChapel HillUSA

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