Stem cells are, perhaps, the most widely known component of regenerative therapy, but they are not the only one, and each has its own application:
Generally, these procedures involve harvesting biological materials from the patient. So in a sense the body is helping heal itself.
“We’ve been doing regenerative medicine in the Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic for nearly 15 years,” said Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, medical director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. As the technology has advanced, the field has risen in importance to Mayo, which established its Center for Regenerative Medicine in Rochester in 2011. “This is a big deal for Mayo Clinic,” Dr. Finnoff said.
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