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Minimally Invasive Spinal Treatments

There are many minimally invasive spinal treatments/surgical options available to patients. Unfortunately, most spine surgeons use a “one size fits all” approach. Expert Spine Care selects a surgical technique that is customized for each patient and utilizes the most tissue-sparing and anatomy conserving technologies available.

Nashville Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research  in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”.  This field holds the promise of engineering damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs.

Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself. If a regenerated organ’s cells would be derived from the patient’s own tissue or cells, this would potentially solve the problem of the shortage of organs available for donation, and the problem of organ transplant rejection.

Some of the biomedical approaches within the field of regenerative medicine may involve the use of stem cells. Examples include the injection of stem cells or progenitor cells obtained through directed differentiation (cell therapies); the induction of regeneration by biologically active molecules administered alone or as a secretion by infused cells (immunomodulation therapy); and transplantation of in vitro grown organs and tissues (tissue engineering)

Regenerative Medicine Process

Regenerative medicine is 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 in vitro grown organs and tissues. The core mission of the Center of Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies (CRMCBT) is to productively engage related expertise in the local community, both inside as well outside Ohio State and to deliver innovative health care solutions through multidisciplinary partnerships. CRMCBT is committed to developing core as well as shared resources that may be leveraged by investigators throughout the campus to develop research on regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies.

Stem cells 101

Stem cells and their use in regenerative medicine have been in the media a lot lately. But what exactly does it mean? Physicians and researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine say it has to do with developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, and degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions.

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