Tag: Regenerative

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Merging Science with Technology to Treat Disease

Regenerative medicine uses clinical procedures to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues and organs, versus some traditional therapies that just treat symptoms.

To realize the vast potential of tissue engineering and other techniques aimed at repairing damaged or diseased tissues and organs, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC established the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The McGowan Institute serves as a single base of operations for the University’s leading scientists and clinical faculty working to develop tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and artificial and biohybrid organ devices.

The McGowan Institute is the most ambitious regenerative program in the nation, coupling biology, clinical science, and engineering. Success in our mission will impact patients’ lives, bring economic benefit, serve to train the next generation of researchers, and advance the expertise of our faculty in the basic sciences, engineering, and clinical sciences. Our

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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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